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Why people cooperate : the role of social motivations

Author: Tom R Tyler
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Any organization's success depends upon the voluntary cooperation of its members. But what motivates people to cooperate? Tom Tyler challenges the decades-old notion that individuals within groups are primarily motivated by their self-interest. Instead, he demonstrates that human behaviors are influenced by shared attitudes, values, and identities that reflect social connections rather than material  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom R Tyler
ISBN: 9780691146904 069114690X
OCLC Number: 531718695
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Why do people cooperate? --
Motivational models --
Cooperation with managerial authorities in work settings --
Cooperation with legal authorities in local communities --
Cooperation with political authorities --
The psychology of cooperation --
Implications --
Self-regulation as a general model.
Responsibility: Tom R. Tyler.

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Any organization's success depends upon the voluntary cooperation of its members. This book challenges the notion that individuals within groups are motivated by their self-interest. It demonstrates  Read more...
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