Communication and Guilt in a Prisoner's Dilemma

T. Miettinen, S. Suetens

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In this paper we measure experienced guilt in a prisoner’s dilemma experiment with pre-play communication. We find that feelings of guilt only arise in the case of unilateral defection and that they are stronger when players have mutually agreed to cooperate. We also find that fining unilateral defection reduces feelings of guilt.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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  • cooperation
  • guilt
  • experiments
  • prisoner’s dilemma
  • pre- play communication


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