Rules of a Task

  • Davood Gozli


Rules serve multiple functions. They help us understand actions by relying on known categories of rule-governed action; they help us coordinate our actions with others who share the same rules. The concept of honest participant is introduced as something we implicitly hold in many of our interactions. Deviation from the concept of honest participant (cheating) is discussed and compared with other ways of deviating from expectation (rebellion, innovation). After the preliminary remarks, I discuss several ways in which experimental psychology has addressed the topic of rule-violation.


Rules Tasks Experimental psychology Coordination Cooperation Honesty Cheating Illusions Rebellion Innovation Creativity Norms Intention Goal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davood Gozli
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MacauTaipaMacao

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