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Title: Gender-based pairings influence cooperative expectations and behaviours
Author: Cigarini, Anna
Vicens, Julián
Perelló, Josep, 1974-
Keywords: Mobilitat social
Rutes aleatòries (Matemàtica)
Conducta (Psicologia)
Social mobility
Random walks (Mathematics)
Human behavior
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2020
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract: The study explores the expectations and cooperative behaviours of men and women in a lab-in-the-field experiment by means of citizen science practices in the public space. It specifically examines the influence of gender-based pairings on the decisions to cooperate or defect in a framed and discrete Prisoner's Dilemma game after visual contact. Overall, we found that when gender is considered behavioural differences emerge in expectations of cooperation, cooperative behaviours, and their decision time depending on whom the partner is. Men pairs are the ones with the lowest expectations and cooperation rates. After visual contact women infer men's behaviour with the highest accuracy. Also, women take significantly more time to defect than to cooperate, compared to men. Finally, when the interacting partners have the opposite gender they expect significantly more cooperation and they achieve the best collective outcome. Together, the findings suggest that non verbal signals may influence men and women differently, offering novel interpretations to the context-dependence of gender differences in social decision tasks.
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It is part of: Scientific Reports, 2020, num. 10, p. 1041
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ISSN: 2045-2322
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