Spontaneous giving and calculated greed

@article{Rand2012SpontaneousGA,
  title={Spontaneous giving and calculated greed},
  author={David G. Rand and J. Greene and M. Nowak},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={489},
  pages={427-430}
}
  • David G. Rand, J. Greene, M. Nowak
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Cooperation is central to human social behaviour. However, choosing to cooperate requires individuals to incur a personal cost to benefit others. Here we explore the cognitive basis of cooperative decision-making in humans using a dual-process framework. We ask whether people are predisposed towards selfishness, behaving cooperatively only through active self-control; or whether they are intuitively cooperative, with reflection and prospective reasoning favouring ‘rational’ self-interest. To… CONTINUE READING
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