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Modelling the Effect of Individual Differences in Punishment Sensitivity on Behaviour in a Public Goods Game

Manh Vu, Tuong; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Skatova, Anya; Turocy, Theodore

Authors

Tuong Manh Vu

Anya Skatova

Theodore Turocy



Abstract

Previous research on social dilemmas demonstrated that various forms of punishment for free-riding can increase contribution levels in public goods games. The way individual group members react to the possibility of punishment can be also affected by individual differences in punishment sensitivity. Therefore, depending individual differences in punishment sensitivity of group members, different levels of punishment can be more or less effective to prevent free riding behaviour. This paper uses agent-based modelling to model the effect of punishment sensitivity on contribution levels in a public goods game. The paper then examines the correlation between punishment sensitivity and variability of free riding behaviour under different punishment conditions.

Start Date Sep 21, 2015
Publication Date 2015-09
Book Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation 2015
ISBN 9788897999591
APA6 Citation Manh Vu, T., Siebers, P., Skatova, A., & Turocy, T. (2015). Modelling the Effect of Individual Differences in Punishment Sensitivity on Behaviour in a Public Goods Game. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation 2015
Publisher URL http://www.msc-les.org/proceedings/mas/mas2015/mas2015_110.html
Related Public URLs http://www.msc-les.org/conf/mas2015/