This paper investigates the effects of motivations on the perceived kindness of an action within the context of strong social indirect reci- procity. We test experimentally the hypothesis that, for a given dis- tributional outcome, an action is perceived by a third party to be less kind if it can be strategically motivated. The results do not support this hypothesis: social indirect reciprocity is indeed found to be signif- icantly stronger when strategic motivations cannot be ruled out. We interpret these findings as an indication of the role played by team reasoning in explaining reciprocal behavior

Stanca, L., Bruni, L., & Mantovani, M. (2009). The Effect of Motivations on Social Indirect Reciprocity: an Experimental Analysis [Working paper del dipartimento].

The Effect of Motivations on Social Indirect Reciprocity: an Experimental Analysis

STANCA, LUCA MATTEO;BRUNI, LUIGINO;Mantovani, M.
2009

Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of motivations on the perceived kindness of an action within the context of strong social indirect reci- procity. We test experimentally the hypothesis that, for a given dis- tributional outcome, an action is perceived by a third party to be less kind if it can be strategically motivated. The results do not support this hypothesis: social indirect reciprocity is indeed found to be signif- icantly stronger when strategic motivations cannot be ruled out. We interpret these findings as an indication of the role played by team reasoning in explaining reciprocal behavior
Working paper del dipartimento
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Indirect Reciprocity; Motivations; Social Preferences; Laboratory Experiments
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Stanca, L., Bruni, L., & Mantovani, M. (2009). The Effect of Motivations on Social Indirect Reciprocity: an Experimental Analysis [Working paper del dipartimento].
Stanca, L; Bruni, L; Mantovani, M
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