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Social Dilemmas are Only Part of the Story to Explain Overharvesting of Renewable Resources

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dc.contributor.author Janssen, Marco A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-25T15:27:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-25T15:27:24Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10099
dc.description.abstract "We report on experiments with a spatial explicit dynamic resource where individuals make incentivized real-time decisions when and where to harvest the resource units. We test how individuals make decisions when they manage the resource on their own, or share a resource twice the size with another person. We find that most individuals do not harvest resources close to the optimal strategy when they manage the resource individually, and this relates to their understanding of the instructions and their social orientation. Cooperators let resources grow even when there is no social dilemma. In group rounds, there is more overharvesting, especially if participants are selfish and have a low understanding of the instructions. The results show that a better understanding of the motivations of participants is needed to explain the observed behavior." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CBIE Working Papers no. 2016-002 en_US
dc.subject dilemmas en_US
dc.title Social Dilemmas are Only Part of the Story to Explain Overharvesting of Renewable Resources en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, ASU en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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