Study on promotion of cooperative behavior in social dilemma situation by introduction of bounded rationality - Effects of group heuristics on cooperative behavior

Atsuo Murata, Saki Kubo, Naoki Hata

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Abstract

As it is impossible to assume complete rationality in a social dilemma situation, the assumption of bounded rationality is appropriate. Under the bounded rationality, it would be reasonable to assume that one behaves according to heuristic principle. The group identity effect in a social dilemma situation might be very important in order to attain cooperation. The aim of this study was to clarify how to promote cooperative behavior by avoiding the social dilemma situations. The group heuristics was taken into account, and it was explored how the group heuristics promotes a cooperative behavior in social dilemma situations. As a result of a two-person game experiment, the group heuristics was found to play an important role in a social dilemma situation, and enhance cooperative behavior. For the following three cases, the higher cooperation rate was attained at the latter half of the experiment: (1)mutual in-group condition, (2)one-way in-group condition, and (6)one-way unknown condition (in-group). In conclusion, consciousness of in-group membership might help to promote actively mutual cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference, SICE 2012
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Pages261-266
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467322591
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 51st Annual Conference on of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2012 - Akita, Japan
Duration: Aug 20 2012Aug 23 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

Other

Other2012 51st Annual Conference on of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2012
CountryJapan
CityAkita
Period8/20/128/23/12

Keywords

  • cooperative behavior
  • experimental game theory
  • in-group
  • out-group
  • social dilemma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Murata, A., Kubo, S., & Hata, N. (2012). Study on promotion of cooperative behavior in social dilemma situation by introduction of bounded rationality - Effects of group heuristics on cooperative behavior. In 2012 Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference, SICE 2012 (pp. 261-266). [6318444] (Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference). Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE).