Altruistic Punishment: The Role of Reputation
Poster Session II - Board: II-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
Altruistic Punishment (AP) is punishment of non-cooperators even at a personal cost to the punisher. AP is important in deterring free-riders (Dishon-Berkovits & Berkovits, 2008). Here we show that Altruistically punishing or rewarding individuals according to their past reputation leads to more just distribution of resources; thus enhancing social functioning.
Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Social Groups