Cognitive load and cooperation

Felix Døssing, Marco Piovesan, Erik Wengström

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We study the effect of intuitive and reflective processes on cooperation using cognitive load. Compared with time constraint, which has been used in the previous literature, cognitive load is a more direct way to block reflective processes, and thus a more suitable way to study the link between intuition and cooperation. Using a repeated public goods game, we study the effect of different levels of cognitive load on contributions. We show that a higher cognitive load increases the initial level of cooperation. In particular, subjects are significantly less likely to fully free ride under high cognitive load.

Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftReview of Behavioral Economics
Sidor (från-till)69-81
Antal sidor13
StatusPublicerad - 01.01.2017
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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