Recent studies suggest that cooperative decision-making in one-shot interactions is a history-dependent dynamic process: promoting intuition versus deliberation typically has a positive effect on cooperation (dynamism) among people living in a cooperative setting and with no previous experience in economic games on cooperation (history dependence). Here,we report on a laboratory experiment exploring how these findings transfer to a non-cooperative setting. We find two major results: (i) promoting intuition versus deliberation has no effect on cooperative behaviour among inexperienced subjects living in a non-cooperative setting; (ii) experienced subjects cooperate more than inexperienced subjects, but only under time pressure. These results suggest that cooperation is a learning process, rather than an instinctive impulse or a self-controlled choice, and that experience operates primarily via the channel of intuition. Our findings shed further light on the cognitive basis of human cooperative decision-making and provide further support for the recently proposed social heuristics hypothesis.

Capraro, V., Cococcioni, G. (2015). Social setting, intuition, and experience in laboratory experiments interact to shape cooperative decision-making. PROCEEDINGS - ROYAL SOCIETY. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 282(1811) [10.1098/rspb.2015.0237].

Social setting, intuition, and experience in laboratory experiments interact to shape cooperative decision-making

Capraro V
;
2015

Abstract

Recent studies suggest that cooperative decision-making in one-shot interactions is a history-dependent dynamic process: promoting intuition versus deliberation typically has a positive effect on cooperation (dynamism) among people living in a cooperative setting and with no previous experience in economic games on cooperation (history dependence). Here,we report on a laboratory experiment exploring how these findings transfer to a non-cooperative setting. We find two major results: (i) promoting intuition versus deliberation has no effect on cooperative behaviour among inexperienced subjects living in a non-cooperative setting; (ii) experienced subjects cooperate more than inexperienced subjects, but only under time pressure. These results suggest that cooperation is a learning process, rather than an instinctive impulse or a self-controlled choice, and that experience operates primarily via the channel of intuition. Our findings shed further light on the cognitive basis of human cooperative decision-making and provide further support for the recently proposed social heuristics hypothesis.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Cooperation; Dual process; Learning;
English
2015
282
1811
20150237
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Capraro, V., Cococcioni, G. (2015). Social setting, intuition, and experience in laboratory experiments interact to shape cooperative decision-making. PROCEEDINGS - ROYAL SOCIETY. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 282(1811) [10.1098/rspb.2015.0237].
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