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URN etd-0907110-144905
Author Yu-fang Tzeng
Author's Email Address m956020023@student.nsysu.edu.tw
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Department Political Science
Year 2009
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Reciprocity, Punishment, and Cooperation in a Social Group
Date of Defense 2010-07-08
Page Count 99
Keyword
  • public goods experiment
  • cooperation
  • reciprocity
  • punishment
  • Abstract Why do people cooperate? Why does not every individuals in their groups choose to be a free-rider all the time? Based on two series of experiments, the author finds that reciprocity and punishment contribute to cooperation. When a group allows positive reciprocity where people can choose to cooperate, positive reciprocity facilitates cooperation. When reciprocity between group members turns to negative, however, group members make little contribution to the group and start to retaliate against their partners. Once punishment is incorporated into the experiment, people‚Äôs behavior of cooperation varies. In the high positive reciprocity environment where punishment is used, people, as expected, continue to give more of their resources to their group. But it is worth noting that negative reciprocity did not get worse if punishment is used in group dynamics.
    Advisory Committee
  • WEN-CHUN CHEN - chair
  • Yi-ren Dzeng - co-chair
  • Frank Cheng-shan Liu - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2010-09-07

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