Social heuristics shape intuitive cooperation.

@article{Rand2014SocialHS,
  title={Social heuristics shape intuitive cooperation.},
  author={David G. Rand and Alexander Peysakhovich and Gordon T Kraft-Todd and George E. Newman and Owen Wurzbacher and M. Nowak and J. Greene},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={
          3677
        }
}
  • David G. Rand, Alexander Peysakhovich, +4 authors J. Greene
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature communications
  • Cooperation is central to human societies. Yet relatively little is known about the cognitive underpinnings of cooperative decision making. Does cooperation require deliberate self-restraint? Or is spontaneous prosociality reined in by calculating self-interest? Here we present a theory of why (and for whom) intuition favors cooperation: cooperation is typically advantageous in everyday life, leading to the formation of generalized cooperative intuitions. Deliberation, by contrast, adjusts… CONTINUE READING
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