Signaling and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas

Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-152
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Garold L. Stasser
Miami University of Ohio

Susanne Abele
Miami University

Signals are brief communications that convey intentions in interdependent relationships. Whether signals are helpful depends on the type of interdependency. In a public goods game (PG), signals decreased cooperation. In a minimal contributing set game (MCS), they did not. The MCS affords a coordinated solution but the PG does not.

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Shelly E. Taylor