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PS 60 Spring 2016 Week 3 Report Table 1: Effect of Basic Contribution Behaviors The competition games were all based on the public goods game in which people were assigned to random groups of 10 and allowed to either keep all their points, or contribute points to the common good to have them divided evenly among the group. The group of 10 people is told they are a team competing against other groups. In order to get the highest amount of points for the team, everyone must contribute all 10 points to the common good and receive the losing team’s points as well. There was tremendous increase of people- from 23% to 35% who gave all of their 10 points to the group. This would suggest that competition encourages many people to contribute much more. It should be noted that when labeled into groups that they could relate to, (Democrats and Republicans), people’s contributing desires decreased from 43% to 28% of those who gave 10 points. In the basic game, Democrats contributed the most (28%) giving up all their points as opposed to only 16% of
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