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Dilemma of Dilemmas: How Collective and Individual Perspectives Can Clarify the Size Dilemma in Voluntary Linear Public Goods Dilemmas

2015-03-23  Tags: publishedresearchpsychologystatisticspublicgood

Daniel B. Shank, Yoshihisa Kashima, Saam Saber, Thomas Gale, Michael Kirley PloS One Published: March 23, 2015 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120379 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0120379 Abstract Empirical findings on public goods dilemmas indicate an unresolved dilemma: that increasing size—the number of people in the dilemma—sometimes increases, decreases, or does not influence cooperation. We clarify this dilemma by first classifying public goods dilemma properties that specify individual outcomes as individual properties (e.g., Marginal Per Capita Return) and group outcomes as group properties (e. Read more...