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Department of Psychology Interpersonal Processes Lab


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.