In-Group Cooperation and Gender: Evidence from an Interdisciplinary Study

  • Anastasia PeshkovskayaEmail author
  • Tatiana Babkina
  • Mikhail Myagkov
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


Wide range of group factors is of particular interest since they are the most significant reason for the differentiation of human economic behavior between two poles—altruism and egoism. This study presented the results of experiments aimed to investigate how group composition (heterogeneous vs. homogeneous in terms of a group members’ gender) affected cooperation and group outcome. Applying the methodology of experimental economics and social psychology, we found that heterogeneous groups were most effective in terms of cooperation.


Behavior Cooperation Gender composition Groups 



This research was supported by The Tomsk State University competitiveness improvement program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Experimental Methods in Cognitive and Social Sciences, Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussian Federation
  2. 2.Mental Health Research Institute, Tomsk National Research Medical Center, Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussian Federation
  3. 3.Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussian Federation
  4. 4.Department of Control and Applied MathematicsMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)MoscowRussian Federation
  5. 5.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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