Punishing for your own good: the case of reputation-based cooperation

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Contrary to Guala, I claim that several mechanisms can explain punishment in humans. Here I focus on reputation-based cooperation--and I explore how it can lead to punishment under situations that may or may not be perceived as being anonymous. Additionally, no particular mechanism stands out in predicting an excess of punishment under constrained lab conditions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-1
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • Models, Psychological, Cooperative Behavior, Punishment, Humans, Social Behavior, Game Theory