Cooperation and Competition (HP)

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Course Overview: Humans are ultra-social. We are constantly interacting
with other individuals and groups. Often during these interactions
people can find that their immediate self interest is at odds with what
is best for their relationships, family, work organizations, community ,
nation, and species. How we resolve these motivational conflicts is a
central issue in the study of human conflict and cooperation. This
course will cover theories and research on human cooperation. In so
doing, we will examine several different perspectives on human
cooperation (e.g., evolution, cultural theory, and interdependence
theory) and review research on the factors that influence cooperation
(e.g., communication, incentives, motives, and trust). The study of
human cooperation has several practical implications, e.g. how to reduce
conflict in marriages, what are the most effect ways to manage work
groups, what can governments do to encourage corporations to engage in
environmentally friendly behaviors, and what strategies can reduce
international conflict, to name a few. This course will address both
theoretical and practical implications of research on human cooperation.


"The course evaluation will be based on a final exam. The final exam
will involve multiple choice questions, short answers, and at least on
essay questions. The final exam will be in English"


Van Lange, P. A. M., Balliet, D., Parks, C. D., & Van Vugt, M. (2014).
Social Dilemmas: The Psychology of Human Cooperation. New York: Oxford
University Press.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode P_HCOCOM
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. D.P. Balliet
Examinator prof. dr. D.P. Balliet
Docenten prof. dr. D.P. Balliet

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