Maintaining trust when agents can engage in self-deception

@article{Babino2018MaintainingTW,
  title={Maintaining trust when agents can engage in self-deception},
  author={Andres Babino and H. Makse and Rafael DiTella and M. Sigman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={115},
  pages={8728 - 8733}
}
Significance “He who wants to kill his dog accuses it of having rabies,” the French proverb says. The fact that we alter our beliefs about others to act selfishly and, at the same time, keep a positive self-view has been widely studied by behavioral sciences. Here, we propose a mathematical description of two of these mechanisms of altering beliefs and study a simulation of a society of agents provided with these biases. We find that there are sets of parameters that make societies propagate… Expand
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