Working paper on LIONESS Lab
LIONESS Lab – a free web-based platform for conducting interactive experiments online
Marcus Giamattei, Lucas Molleman, Kyanoush S. Yahosseini and Simon Gächter
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People prefer coordinated punishment in cooperative interactions

L. Molleman, F. Kölle, C. Starmer and S. Gächter (2019). Nature Human Behaviour 3 (forthcoming).

Unleashing the BEAST - A brief measure of human social information use

Molleman, L., R. Kurvers and W. van den Bos (2019) Evolution and Human Behavior 20, 5

Social information can undermine individual performance in exploration-exploitation tasks

Yahosseini, K. S., S. Reijula, L. Molleman and M. Moussaid (2018). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Conducting interactive experiments online.

Aréchar, A., S. Gächter and L. Molleman (2018). Experimental Economics 21 (1): 99-131.

Societal background influences social learning in cooperative decision making

Molleman, L. and S. Gächter (2018) Evolution and Human Behavior 39: 547-555

From good institutions to generous citizens: Top-down incentives to cooperate promote subsequent prosociality but not norm enforcement

Stagnaro, M.N., A.A. Arechar and D.G. Rand (2017) Cognition 167: 212-254

Subsistence styles shape human social learning strategies

Glowacki, L. and L. Molleman (2017). Nature Human Behaviour 1: 0098

Bonus versus penalty: how robust are the effects of contract framing?

de Quidt, J., Fallucchi, F., Kölle, F., Nossenzo, D. and S. Quercia (2017). Journal of the Economic Science Association 3 (2): 174–182.

Combining 'real effort' with induced effort costs: the ball-catching task.

Gächter, S., L. Huang and M. Sefton (2016). Experimental Economics 19 (4): 687–712.