Assistant Professor • Leiden University

Portfolio Tag: Punishment

SREP2023

Peer punishment can help groups to establish collectively beneficial public goods. However, when humans condition punishment on other factors than poor contribution, punishment can become ineffective and group cooperation deteriorates. Here we show that this happens in pluriform groups where members have different socio-demographic characteristics. In our public good provision experiment, participants were confronted with…
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JBDM2022

Common resource dilemmas (CRDs) and public good dilemmas (PGDs) are distinct types of social dilemmas, yet they model the same underlying conflict between the collective interest and one's self‐interest. Here, we study and interpret behavioral differences between these two main types of social dilemmas by applying a logic of appropriateness. In two experiments, we argue…
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JBDM2018

Numerous studies have demonstrated that sanctions can promote cooperation. However, it is not only important to know that sanctions can work, but also under what conditions people are actually willing to sanction cooperation positively (i.e., reward) or non-cooperation negatively (i.e., punish). In this article, we demonstrate that people use sanctions less often and sanction more…
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In-Mind2017

De cijfers liegen er niet om. Als wij mensen op de huidige voet blijven doorleven dan raakt de aarde uiteindelijk uitgeput. Dit vraagt om verandering. Zijn we bereid om onze leefgewoonten drastisch aan te passen ten gunste van de toekomstige generaties? En nog belangrijker, zijn we ook bereid om dit bij anderen af te dwingen?
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