Externalities awareness in anticommons dilemmas decreases defective behavior

Dhont, Kristof, Van Hiel, Alain, De Cremer, David (2012) Externalities awareness in anticommons dilemmas decreases defective behavior. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25 (3). pp. 228-238. ISSN 0894-3257. E-ISSN 1099-0771. (doi:10.1002/bdm.718) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The present article explores the effect of the salience of collective consequences of opportunistic behavior in commons and anticommons dilemmas. Making this type of externalities salient was expected to increase the awareness of the conflict between collective and personal interests, especially in the anticommons dilemma. The results of a vignette study (Study 1, N = 100) and a laboratory experiment (Study 2, N = 55) confirmed our hypotheses, revealing more opportunistic behavior in the anticommons than in the commons dilemma when externalities were not made salient, while no significant dilemma effect was obtained when the externalities were made salient. Moreover, the results of Study 2 demonstrated that the dilemma effect on cooperation was mediated by externalities awareness. The positive effects of increments in externalities awareness on cooperation are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/bdm.718
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 09:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42832 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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