Our main innovation regarding the modeling of the emergence of prosociality is the joint consideration of the mode of cognition and the structure of social interactions, and in particular of how these two dimensions influence each other for prosociality.
If our hypothesis obtains an adequate theoretical foundation and a solid empirical support, it will greatly affect the vast multidisciplinary literature that is currently investigating the roots of prosocial behavior, possibly leading to the merging of two distinct strand of literature: one regarding the cognitive roots of prosociality, and the other regarding the relationship between social interactions and prosociality.
Article in Scientific Journal
E. Bilancini, L. Boncinelli, V. Capraro, T. Celadin, R. Di Paolo, 2020. Do the right thing" for whom? An experiment on ingroup favouritism, group assorting and moral suasion Judgment and Decision Making 15(2), 182-192
Draft and preprint
E. Bilancini, L. Boncinelli, R. Di Paolo, Game-based education promotes sustainable water use [supplementary information] 2021
E. Bilancini, L. Boncinelli, V. Capraro, T. Celadin, The effect of time pressure and motivated delay on cooperation and social norms in the online one-shot public goods game 2020
E. Bilancini, L. Boncinelli, T. Celadin, Altruism and reciprocity in the online one-shot public goods game 2020