The dependence of human cognitive and motivational processes on institutional systems

Siegwart Lindenberg*

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How do institutional systems affect behavior? I suggest that these systems do not simply affect behavior via incentives or habits, but have an important impact on the cognitive and motivational processes that are vital for social coordination and cooperation. More specifically, I argue that institutional systems affect overarching goals that “set the mind” and heavily influence what people pay attention to andwhat they ignore, what information they are sensitive to, what they like and dislike, expect from others, and call success or failure. I describe these links between institutional systems and overarching goals in some detail and argue that, without understanding these influences, analyses of institutions would be seriously incomplete.

Originele taal-2English
TitelSocial Dilemmas, Institutions, and the Evolution of Cooperation
RedacteurenBen Jann, Wojtek Przepiorka
UitgeverijWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Aantal pagina's22
ISBN van elektronische versie9783110472974
ISBN van geprinte versie9783110471953
StatusPublished - sep.-2017


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