Patience is a virtue : Cooperative people have lower discount rates

@inproceedings{Curry2007PatienceIA,
  title={Patience is a virtue : Cooperative people have lower discount rates},
  author={Oliver Scott Curry and Michael E. Price and Jade G. Price},
  year={2007}
}
Reciprocal altruism involves foregoing an immediate benefit for the sake of a greater long-term reward. It follows that individuals who exhibit a stronger preference for future over immediate rewards should be more disposed to engage in reciprocal altruism – in other words, ‘patient’ people should be more cooperative. The present study tested this… CONTINUE READING