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Title: Team reasoning: Solving the puzzle of coordination.
Authors: Colman, Andrew M.
Gold, Natalie
First Published: 3-Nov-2017
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany), Psychonomic Society
Citation: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2017
Abstract: In many everyday activities, individuals have a common interest in coordinating their actions. Orthodox game theory cannot explain such intuitively obvious forms of coordination as the selection of an outcome that is best for all in a common-interest game. Theories of team reasoning provide a convincing solution by proposing that people are sometimes motivated to maximize the collective payoff of a group and that they adopt a distinctive mode of reasoning from preferences to decisions. This also offers a compelling explanation of cooperation in social dilemmas. A review of team reasoning and related theories suggests how team reasoning could be incorporated into psychological theories of group identification and social value orientation theory to provide a deeper understanding of these phenomena.
DOI Link: 10.3758/s13423-017-1399-0
ISSN: 1069-9384
eISSN: 1531-5320
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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