Promotion of cooperative behavior in social dilemma situation - How group heuristics, restriction of short-term memory, and penalty promote cooperative behavior

Atsuo Murata, Saki Kubo, Naoki Hata, Takuma Kanagawa

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Abstract

The group identity effect in a social dilemma situation might be very important in order to attain cooperation. It is important for organizational managers to make efforts and take measures to enhance cooperative behaviors. First, it was explored how the group heuristics promotes a cooperative behavior in a social dilemma situation. The group heuristics was found to play an important role in a social dilemma situation, and enhance a cooperative behavior. Second, it was examined how the ability of short-term memory affected cooperation. The shorter memory span was found to lead to more frequent cooperative behaviors. An agent whose short-term memory was restricted tended to cooperate more frequently than that whose short-term memory is not restricted at all. In the third experiment, we focused on the effects of penalty and probability of the revelation of defection on the cooperation, and getting insight into how punishment strategy should be used to get rid of social dilemmas and enhance cooperation. The defection (uncooperative behavior) decreased when the penalty to the defection was heavy and the probability of the revelation of defection was low than when the penalty to the defection was light and the probability of the revelation of the defection was high.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Human Cognition - 10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages344-353
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2013
Event10th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Understanding Human Cognition, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8019 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Understanding Human Cognition, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

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Keywords

  • cooperative behavior
  • experimental game theory
  • group heuristics
  • punishment model
  • restriction of short-term memory
  • social dilemma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Murata, A., Kubo, S., Hata, N., & Kanagawa, T. (2013). Promotion of cooperative behavior in social dilemma situation - How group heuristics, restriction of short-term memory, and penalty promote cooperative behavior. In Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Understanding Human Cognition - 10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 344-353). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8019 LNAI, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39360-0-38