00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
01:25    |    
Economists' knowledge on rewards
02:48    |    
Social efficiency and punishment
05:14    |    
Cooperation in hunter gatherer societies
07:22    |    
Status and reciprocity
08:32    |    
Status reached through signals
10:31    |    
Status reached through strength
11:44    |    
Signals for status among humans
13:25    |    
Evolved preference for unique displayable rewards
15:12    |    
Preference for status and its consequences
Sweet foods
18:35    |    
Hunting for prizes
19:42    |    
Key arguments about trophies as rewards
Example of male preference for trophies
24:00    |    
Impact of competition in social cooperation
27:12    |    
Gender differences in competition
28:19    |    
Literature about punishment, rewards and cooperation
28:49    |    
Goals of reward experiments
Results of the experiment
Difference in results between men and women
33:33    |    
The "Public Goods" experiment
Experiment design
Second stage of the experiment
Experiment design - probability of reward
What the participants will see
Specific hypotheses
Results of the experiment
44:15    |    
Decaying trend in cooperation experiments
46:19    |    
Minimizing the free-rider effect
47:24    |    
Full contribution results
48:45    |    
Competition for stars between mug and ice-cream
50:47    |    
Relation between mugs and male competitiveness
51:31    |    
Distribution of cooperators and free-riders
53:12    |    
What blunts cooperative decay?
Status as the currency of reciprocity
Status and women's behavior
59:56    |    
Evolutionary biology theory
01:01:38    |    
Summary and implications of the experiments
01:02:17    |    
Betrayal aversion
01:02:46    |    
Bernie Madoff
01:03:37    |    
Betrayal in history
01:04:13    |    
Economics and betrayal aversion
01:04:36    |    
Trust games and betrayal
01:07:14    |    
Problems in trust games design
01:10:37    |    
Distribution of outcome depending on trustee option
01:11:48    |    
Distribution of trust by treatment
01:12:13    |    
Implications of aversion to betrayal
01:12:43    |    
Does betrayal aversion have beneficial effects?
01:15:52    |    
Implications of eliminating betrayal aversion
01:18:00    |    
Gender results in betrayal aversion
01:19:37    |    
Final credits




Cooperation and Punishment

24 de octubre de 2012   | Vistas: 6 |  

Daniel Houser imparts a lecture on human conduct when rewards and punishment are a variable. During the analysis, special attention is drawn to the psychological impact of receiving trophies as a signal of status. This behavior dates back to the most primitive ancestors and is more important for men.

The thesis on rewards and trophies is substantiated by different experiments among women and men. An explanation on how the tests were conducted is provided, as well as charts containing their results for a better understanding. Finally, Houser includes the additional variable of betrayal aversion, addressing several questions in this regard. He concludes with a comparison between men and women on the subject of betrayals.

Daniel Houser is chairman of the Department of Economics and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) at…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín