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dc.contributor.author Herrmann, Benedikt
dc.contributor.author Thöni, Christian
dc.contributor.author Gächter, Simon
dc.coverage.spatial Australia
dc.coverage.spatial Belarus
dc.coverage.spatial China
dc.coverage.spatial Denmark
dc.coverage.spatial Germany
dc.coverage.spatial Greece
dc.coverage.spatial Oman
dc.coverage.spatial Russia
dc.coverage.spatial Saudi Arabia
dc.coverage.spatial South Korea
dc.coverage.spatial Switzerland
dc.coverage.spatial Turkey
dc.coverage.spatial Ukraine
dc.coverage.spatial United Kingdom
dc.coverage.spatial Unites States of America
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-07T15:14:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-07T15:14:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-07
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.87301
dc.identifier.citation Herrmann B, Thöni C, Gächter S (2008) Antisocial punishment across societies. Science 319(5868): 1362-1367.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.165690
dc.description We document the widespread existence of antisocial punishment, that is, the sanctioning of people who behave prosocially. Our evidence comes from public goods experiments that we conducted in 16 comparable participant pools around the world. However, there is a huge cross-societal variation. Some participant pools punished the high contributors as much as they punished the low contributors, whereas in others people only punished low contributors. In some participant pools, antisocial punishment was strong enough to remove the cooperation-enhancing effect of punishment. We also show that weak norms of civic cooperation and the weakness of the rule of law in a country are significant predictors of antisocial punishment. Our results show that punishment opportunities are socially beneficial only if complemented by strong social norms of cooperation.
dc.relation.ispartofseries 319;5868;2008
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.87301/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1126/science.1153808
dc.subject Cooperation
dc.subject Punishment
dc.subject Antisocial Punishment
dc.subject Cross-cultural experiments
dc.subject Public goods experiments
dc.title Data from: Antisocial punishment across societies
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Gaechter, Simon
prism.publicationName Science

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