Article

Prosocial effects of coordination - What, how and why?

Citation

Michael J, McEllin L & Felber A (2020) Prosocial effects of coordination - What, how and why?. Acta Psychologica, 207, Art. No.: 103083. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103083

Abstract
A wealth of research in recent decades has investigated the effects of various forms of coordination upon prosocial attitudes and behavior. To structure and constrain this research, we provide a framework within which to distinguish and interrelate different hypotheses about the psychological mechanisms underpinning various prosocial effects of various forms of coordination. To this end, we introduce a set of definitions and distinctions that can be used to tease apart various forms of prosociality and coordination. We then identify a range of psychological mechanisms that may underpin the effects of coordination upon prosociality. We show that different hypotheses about the underlying psychological mechanisms motivate different predictions about the effects of various forms of coordination in different circumstances.

Keywords
Coordination; Synchronization; Prosociality; Trust; Commitment; Cooperation

Journal
Acta Psychologica: Volume 207

StatusPublished
FundersEuropean Research Council and Leverhulme Trust
Publication date30/06/2020
Publication date online15/05/2020
Date accepted by journal29/04/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31471
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0001-6918