Fairness, spite, and intentions: Testing different motives behind punishment in a prisoners’ dilemma game
AbstractThis paper differentiates between three motives behind punishment in a social dilemma: minimizing inequalities, retaliation against unfair acts, and spitefulness. The experiment shows that cooperators and defectors differently respond to intentions and thereby substantiates Falk et al. (2005)’s findings.
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Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
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Intentions; Fairness; Spitefulness; Sanctioning; Cooperation;
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