Reward and Punishment in Social Dilemmas by Paul A.m. Van LangeReward and Punishment in Social Dilemmas by Paul A.m. Van Lange

Reward and Punishment in Social Dilemmas

EditorPaul A.m. Van Lange, Bettina Rockenbach, Toshio Yamagishi

Hardcover | May 5, 2014

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One of the key scientific challenges is the puzzle of human cooperation. Why do people cooperate? Why do people help strangers, even sometimes at a major cost to themselves? Why do people want to punish others who violate norms and undermine collective interests? Reward and punishment is a classic theme in research on social dilemmas. More recently, it has received considerable attention from scientists working in various disciplines such as economics, neuroscience, and psychology. We know now that reward and punishment can promote cooperation in so-calledpublic good dilemmas, where people need to decide how much from their personal resources to contribute to the public good. Clearly, enjoying the contributions of others while not contributing is tempting. Punishment (and reward) are effective in reducing free-riding. Yet the recent explosion ofresearch has also triggered many questions. For example, who can reward and punish most effectively? Is punishment effective in any culture? What are the emotions that accompany reward and punishment? Even if reward and punishment are effective, are they also efficient - knowing that rewards andpunishment are costly to administer? How can sanctioning systems best organized to be reduce free-riding? The chapters in this book, the first in a series on human cooperation, explore the workings of reward and punishment, how they should be organized, and their functions in society, thereby providing a synthesis of the psychology, economics, and neuroscience of human cooperation.
Paul Van Lange is Professor and Chair in Social Interaction and Interdependence, Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam. Bettina Rockenbach is Professor of Experimental and Behavioral Economics, University of Cologne. Toshio Yamagishi is Professor of Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Letters, ...
Title:Reward and Punishment in Social DilemmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Paul A. M. Van Lange, Bettina Rockenbach, and Toshio Yamagishi: Reward and Punishment in Social Dilemmas: An IntroductionPART 1: THE WORKINGS OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT2. Louis Putterman: When Punishment Supports Cooperation: Insights from Voluntary Contribution Experiments3. Daniel Balliet and Paul A. M. Van Lange: How (and When) Reward and Punishment Promote Cooperation: An Interdependence Theoretical Perspective4. Pontus Strimling and Kimmo Eriksson: Regulating the Regulation: Norms About Punishment5. Eric van Dijk, Laetitia B. Mulder, and Erik W. de Kwaadsteniet: For the Common Good? The Use of Sanctions in Social DilemmasPART 2: THE ORGANZATION OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT6. Daniele Nosenzo and Martin R. Sefton: Promoting Cooperation: The Distribution of Reward and Punishment Power7. Xiao-Ping Chen, Carolyn T. Dang, and Fong Keng-Highberger: Broadening the Motivation to Cooperate: Revisiting the Role of Sanctions in Social Dilemmas8. Matthias Sutter and M. Fernanda Rivas: Leadership, Reward and Punishment in Sequential Public Goods ExperimentsPART 3: THE FUNCTIONS OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT IN SOCIETY9. Eveline A. Crone, Geert-Jan Will, Sandy Overgauw, and Berna Groglu: Social Decision-Making in Childhood and Adolescence10. Pat Barclay and Toko Kiyonari: Why Sanction? Functional Causes of Punishment and Reward11. Nikos Nikiforakis: Self-Governance Through Altruistic Punishment12. Pierre Lienard: Beyond Kin: Cooperation in a Tribal Society