Individual Differences in Cooperative Choice
Cognitive and Strategic Approaches to Social Dilemma Resolution
Attributions for Poor Performance by Groups
My primary interest is in understanding the internal, individual-level factors that influence a person’s frequency of cooperative responses in an interdependent group setting. I usually study mixed-motive situations, but have also looked at behavior within decision-making groups. I have focused most heavily on two factors: (1) stable individual difference characteristics and (2) actions of others as a stimulus for own choice. However, I have recently begun investigating more cognitively-based factors, in particular retrospection, mood, misperception of others’ actions, and attributions for others’ noncooperative behavior.