Multiple motives for cooperation

This area will contain information (draft papers, etc) about my broad approach to the study of cooperation. The published version of the paper listed here appears in the International Journal of Human Resource Management. A BibTeX style citation is
  author =   {L\'{\i}via Mark\'oczy},
  title  =       {Multiple Motives for Cooperation},
  journal =      {International Journal of Human Resource Management},
  year    =      {2004},
  month = {September},
  Volume = 15,
  Number = 6,
  pages ={1018--1039},
  url   =    {}


To understand cooperation in social dilemmas, we need to allow for individual variation along several motives and beliefs instead of declaring that cooperativeness is merely self-interested or is merely a consequence of one's culture or the situation. This paper describes three beliefs and eight motives for cooperation or non-cooperation based on research on social dilemmas from a number of disciplines. It also proposes a framework that describes how beliefs and various motives interact with a given situation leading to a specific behavior.

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Related papers

In paper above, I sketch a large number of motives and beliefs which can have a systematic effect on cooperative behavior. Each of these requires further exploration. I have done that in other papers

Two types of fairness
My work on conservation during the California electricity crises demonstrates to importance of distinguishing multiple motives for cooperation, in particular two types of fairness concenrs
Time travel, mind control and other everyday phenomena required for cooperation
A detailed study of ``everyday Kantianism''
Distinguishing distrust from vigilance
Distinguishing viligant trusters from non-vigilant ones
The roots of procedural fairness
Index to other papers

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First established, October, 2000
Author: Lívia Markóczy