Cooperation and acting for the greater good during the COVID-19 pandemic [post]

Valerio Capraro, Paulo Boggio, Robert Böhm, Matjaz Perc, Hallgeir Sjåstad
2021 unpublished
Cooperation is essential to overcome global pandemics and other health crises, as many preventative measures require people to bear a personal cost to benefit other people or society as a whole. Wearing a face mask, for example, protects other people more than it protects oneself. In this essay, we discuss several mechanisms that are known to promote cooperation in economic games and real-world scenarios, with a special focus on message-based interventions that might be helpful to promote
more » ... distancing, mask wearing, physical hygiene, vaccine uptake, and information seeking. Lessons learned and future research ideas are offered.
doi:10.31234/ fatcat:e62vht4advdftf4twnmkkvquku