Theory-of-mind Ability and Cooperation ∗

  title={Theory-of-mind Ability and Cooperation ∗},
  author={Garret Ridinger and Reno Michael McBride},
The ability to accurately assess others’ intents, beliefs, and emotions – called Theory of Mind (ToM) – is conjectured to be important for social cooperation. We study the role of ToM ability in fostering cooperation in the simultaneous and sequential prisoners dilemma (PD) games. Our norm-based model predicts that high ToM ability individuals will believe… CONTINUE READING