Resursdilemma
Book chapter, 2005

The chapter deals with people’s decision making in situations where there is a conflict between self-interest and a collective interest. In psychological research, such situations are referred to as social dilemmas. Resource dilemmas are one kind among several social dilemmas. First we describe what a social dilemma is, followed by a short historical review follows of people’s behavior in social dilem-mas. Thereafter, we focus on resource dilemmas since they are of specific interest given that several of our environmental problems in fact constitute resource di-lemmas. Finally, a short discussion on factors of importance for people’s behavior in resource dilemmas ends the chapter.

resource dilemmas

cooperation

social dilemmas

Author

Mathias Petter Gustafsson

University of Gothenburg

Daniel Eek

University of Gothenburg

Johansson, M. & Küller, M. (red). Svensk miljöpsykologi

303-316

Subject Categories

Psychology

ISBN

91-44-03424-5

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10/10/2017