Cooperation and optimism in a social dilemma

Oyediran, Olusegun and Rivas, M. Fernanda and Coulson, Mark and Kernohan, David (2018) Cooperation and optimism in a social dilemma. Bulletin of Economic Research, 70 (4). pp. 335-340. ISSN 0307-3378

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Abstract

We examine the influence of optimism about local and foreign people on social cooperation using a public goods game. Firstly, we find that optimism fuels social cooperation, and secondly, that this positive effect holds when optimism is focused either jointly or individually.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 24018
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Oyediran, O. A., Rivas, M. F., Coulson, M. and Kernohan, D. (2018), Cooperation and optimism in a social dilemma. Bulletin of Economic Research, 70: 335-340. doi:10.1111/boer.12161, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/boer.12161. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 13:23
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 15:33
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24018

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