Lecture 22 Notes

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Ingrid L.Stefanovic

Lecture 22 Prosocial Behaviour Co-operate Dilemmas Situations where the most beneficial action for an individual will be harmful for the collective group Commonly discussed social dilemmas: o Escalation of Conflict interpersonal conflict feeds itself and escalates if one side does not begin concession In International Relations: Stimulus: Country A accidentally bombs a civilian area of Country B during a training exercise Country Bs Response: o Bomb them back (country B is vindicated, but they are now at work with country A) o Accept apology (country B takes a hit in many ways, but they maintain peaceful relations with country A) Conflicts usually match itself o Tragedy of the Commons A co-operative dilemma in which everyone takes from a common pool of goods that will replenish itself if used in moderation but disappear if overused In England they had common fields where sheep could graze. If people let their sheeps graze all the time then
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