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Social cooperation : redefining the self in self-interest

Morrison, Brenda Elizabeth


This thesis examines the social psychological process underlying social cooperation. Reviews are presented of (a) the interdependence account of social cooperation; and (b) the structure of and solutions to social dilemmas, the paradigm through which social cooperation is studied. Based on these reviews, two assumptions in this literature are then elaborated on: (i) the primacy of the individual self and (ii) the conceptualization of the group. Building on this critique, a theoretical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-05-20
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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