March 2017

Multi-lab effort partially replicates Rand, Greene & Nowak 2012 cooperation under time pressure results

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In 2012, David Rand, Joshua Greene, and Martin Nowak published results showing that people who made quick decisions under time pressure were more likely to cooperate than were people who were required to take longer in their deliberations.  Subjects who did not follow directions to respond at the pace requested were omitted from the analyzed data; now, a new report published in Perspectives on Psychological Science compiles studies by twenty-one laboratories to recreate the original results, and further finds that when non-compliant subjects are included, time pressure has little or no effect on cooperation.

Read the full Registered Replication Report here, or check out a summary at Science Daily.