Explaining Altruism: Guilt and Self-Esteem Parallel Reputation
Poster Session II - Board: II-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
Psychological and biological work on the evolution of altruism has focused on reputation of the helper or nonhelper. Data here show that, across types of actually-occurring helping behaviors, two intrapersonal processes, self-esteem and guilt, operate in parallel with observers’ opinions of helpers and nonhelpers, rendering reputation unnecessary for indirect reciprocity.
Subject Area: Personality/Social