On blame and reciprocity: Theory and experiments

"The theory of reciprocity is predicated on the assumption that people are willing to reward kind acts and to punish unkind ones. This assumption raises the question of what kindness is. In this paper, we offer a novel definition of kindness based on a notion of blame. This notion states that f...

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Autores Principales: Çelen B., Schotter A., Blanco, Mariana
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Publicado: Academic Press Inc. 2017
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22336
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2017.01.006
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spelling ir-10336-223362021-08-18T04:13:55Z On blame and reciprocity: Theory and experiments Çelen B. Schotter A. Blanco, Mariana Altruism Blame Psychological games Reciprocity "The theory of reciprocity is predicated on the assumption that people are willing to reward kind acts and to punish unkind ones. This assumption raises the question of what kindness is. In this paper, we offer a novel definition of kindness based on a notion of blame. This notion states that for player j to judge whether or not player i is kind to him, player j has to put himself in the position of player i, and ask if he would act in a manner that is worse than what he believes player i does. If player j would act in a worse manner than player i, then we say that player j does not blame player i. If, however, player j would be nicer than player i, then we say that player j blames player i. We believe this notion is a natural, intuitive and empirically functional way to explain the motives of people engaging in reciprocal behavior. After developing the conceptual framework, we test this concept by using data from two laboratory experiments and find significant support for the theory. © 2017 Elsevier Inc." 2017 2020-05-25T23:56:08Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 10957235 00220531 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22336 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2017.01.006 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Academic Press Inc. instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Altruism
Blame
Psychological games
Reciprocity
spellingShingle Altruism
Blame
Psychological games
Reciprocity
Çelen B.
Schotter A.
Blanco, Mariana
On blame and reciprocity: Theory and experiments
description "The theory of reciprocity is predicated on the assumption that people are willing to reward kind acts and to punish unkind ones. This assumption raises the question of what kindness is. In this paper, we offer a novel definition of kindness based on a notion of blame. This notion states that for player j to judge whether or not player i is kind to him, player j has to put himself in the position of player i, and ask if he would act in a manner that is worse than what he believes player i does. If player j would act in a worse manner than player i, then we say that player j does not blame player i. If, however, player j would be nicer than player i, then we say that player j blames player i. We believe this notion is a natural, intuitive and empirically functional way to explain the motives of people engaging in reciprocal behavior. After developing the conceptual framework, we test this concept by using data from two laboratory experiments and find significant support for the theory. © 2017 Elsevier Inc."
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Schotter A.
Blanco, Mariana
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Blanco, Mariana
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title On blame and reciprocity: Theory and experiments
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title_full On blame and reciprocity: Theory and experiments
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url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22336
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2017.01.006
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