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Burton-Chellew et al. 2016 PNAS : conditional cooperation and confusion in public-goods experiments

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Economic experiments are often used to study if humans altruistically value the welfare of others. A canonical result from public-good games is that humans vary in how they value the welfare of others, dividing into fair-minded conditional cooperators, who match the cooperation of others, and selfish noncooperators. However, an alternative explanation for the data are that individuals vary in their understanding of how to maximize income, with misunderstanding leading to the appearance of coo...

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Magdalen College, Uni. of Oxford
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Zoology dept. uni. of Oxford
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Zoology dept. Uni. of Oxford
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111/985
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University of Oxford
Publication date:
2016
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Oxford
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2012-05-28 - 2012-05-29
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English
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Digital
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Experimental data reported in Burton-Chellew et al. 2016 PNAS Conditional cooperation and confusion in public-goods experiments

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