Opendata, web and dolomites


Releasing Prisoners Of The Paradigm: Understanding How Cooperation Varies Across Contexts In The Lab And Field

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "COOPERATION" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: DE BOELELAAN 1105
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-08-01   to  2020-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STICHTING VU NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 1˙500˙000.00


 Project objective

Cooperation is essential for mitigating conflict between individual and collective interests in relationships and groups, such as providing public goods and conserving resources. Most research testing psychological and economic theory of cooperation has applied a highly specific lab method (e.g., the prisoner’s dilemma) that unnecessarily constrains the applicability of research findings. The discrepancies between cooperation observed in the lab and field can be due to variation in interdependence. Two limitations of lab studies to generalizing findings to the field are that (1) lab studies contain interdependence that differs from reality and (2) in the field people lack knowledge about their objective interdependence with others – and must infer their interdependence. I propose two inter-related research programs that test hypotheses derived from Functional Interdependence Theory on how objective and perceived interdependence affect cooperation. Project 1 applies meta-analysis to test hypotheses about how variation in objective interdependence across lab studies moderates the effectiveness of strategies to promote cooperation. Because Project 2 involves a pioneering effort to catalogue and analyze the 60 year history of research on cooperation, I will apply these efforts to develop an international, multidisciplinary institution and open access database for cataloguing studies in a way that facilitates scientific progress. Project 2 (a) develops a measure of perceived interdependence, (b) observes the interdependence people encounter in their daily lives, (c) tests two models of how people think about interdependence, and (d) innovates and applies a method to test hypotheses about factors that influence accuracy and bias in perceptions of interdependence. To maximize the ecological validity of research findings, I study cooperation in different samples (students, romantic couples, and employees) with the use of multiple methods (survey, experimental, and field).


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Balliet, D., Wu, J., & Van Lange, P. A. M.
Indirect reciprocity, gossip, and reputation-based cooperation.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles. 2020-04-01
2020 Isabel Thielmann, Giuliana Spadaro, Daniel Balliet
Personality and prosocial behavior: A theoretical framework and meta-analysis.
published pages: 30-90, ISSN: 0033-2909, DOI: 10.1037/bul0000217
Psychological Bulletin 146/1 2020-04-01
2020 Simon Columbus, Righetti, F., & Balliet, D.
Interdependent situations in close relationships.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Interdependence, Interaction, and Relationships. 2020-04-01
2017 Angelo Romano, Daniel Balliet
Reciprocity Outperforms Conformity to Promote Cooperation
published pages: 1490-1502, ISSN: 0956-7976, DOI: 10.1177/0956797617714828
Psychological Science 28/10 2019-06-04
2017 Fabiola H. Gerpott, Daniel Balliet, Simon Columbus, Catherine Molho, Reinout E. de Vries
How Do People Think About Interdependence? A Multidimensional Model of Subjective Outcome Interdependence.
published pages: , ISSN: 0022-3514, DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000166
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2019-06-04
2017 Catherine Molho, Daniel Balliet
Navigating Interdependent Social Situations
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190263348.013.3
Oxford Handbooks Online 2019-06-04
2018 Jan Luca Pletzer, Daniel Balliet, Jeff Joireman, D. Michael Kuhlman, Sven C. Voelpel, Paul A.M. Van Lange
Social Value Orientation, Expectations, and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas: A Meta-analysis
published pages: 62-83, ISSN: 0890-2070, DOI: 10.1002/per.2139
European Journal of Personality 32/1 2019-06-04
2016 Daniel Balliet, Joshua M. Tybur, Paul A. M. Van Lange
Functional Interdependence Theory: An Evolutionary Account of Social Situations
published pages: 361-388, ISSN: 1088-8683, DOI: 10.1177/1088868316657965
Personality and Social Psychology Review 21/4 2019-06-04
2017 Catherine Molho, Joshua M. Tybur, Ezgi Güler, Daniel Balliet, Wilhelm Hofmann
Disgust and Anger Relate to Different Aggressive Responses to Moral Violations
published pages: 609-619, ISSN: 0956-7976, DOI: 10.1177/0956797617692000
Psychological Science 28/5 2019-06-04

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "COOPERATION" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "COOPERATION" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)


The Enemy of the Good: Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Read More  


The Mass Politics of Disintegration

Read More  

DigitalValues (2019)

The Construction of Values in Digital Spheres

Read More