Author Archives: Kirsty Klipp

A study of interactional factors that affect leadership choices in evolving minimal group situations

  Project Leader: Kirsty Klipp Full title: A study of interactional factors that affect leadership choices in evolving minimal group situations: the role of in-group favouritism, wealth accumulation, fairness, and trust Traditional studies of leadership focus on individual differences such as personality and cognition as predictors of leader behaviour. This approach fails to take into… Read More »

An Exploration of the Influence of Groups, Normative Scripts, and Status on the Levels of Group-based Reciprocation

Project leader: Lungelo Mlangeni Full title: An Exploration of the Influence of Groups, Normative Scripts, and Status on the Levels of Group-based Reciprocation as well as the Evolution of Group-based Reciprocation in the Minimal Group Situation: Evidence from the Virtual Interaction Application Platform (VIAPPL) Background: Most reciprocation and outcome interdependence research has investigated how features of… Read More »

Examining the impact of interdependence and social risk on intergroup trust and bias

Project leader:  Dr Fouad Bou Zeineddine Full title: An experimental study of intergroup behaviour in a minimal group setting: Examining the impact of interdependence and social risk on intergroup trust and bias   Increasing awareness of long-term risks and rewards shared across group boundaries can produce behavior distinct from that characterizing bounded intergroup relations. The social… Read More »

The effects of identifiability, accountability and reputation on ingroup favouritism, fairness and selfishness in evolving interaction networks

Project leader: Kirsty Klipp Full title: The effects of identifiability, accountability and reputation on ingroup favouritism, fairness and selfishness in evolving interaction networks Identifiability to an audience is an integral part of social life. It has powerful effects on behaviour, arguably due to moral and reputational considerations. Some authors have argued that “deindividuation”, or a lowered sense… Read More »

Social identity emergence and sustainable cooperation

Project leader: Kim Titlestad Full title: Social identity emergence and sustainable cooperation What features of the social world facilitate sustainable cooperation? One avenue of research is the role of social identification which has shown to be associated with group cohesion, a sense of belonging and collective action on one hand, but also with outgroup discrimination, stereotyping and… Read More »