20 October 2009

Carrots and Sticks

Games are increasingly being used to investigate social behavior. Here is an excellent example of an experiment in the form of a game that shows how rewards are better at persuading people than punishment.

Carrots trump sticks
for fostering cooperation

When it comes to encouraging people to work together for the greater good, carrots work better than sticks. That's the message from a new study showing that rewarding people for good behaviour is better at promoting cooperation than punishing them for offenses.
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