Research Topic

Motivational Systems and Global Cooperation

Based on the insight that all behavior is motivated, explore how external and internal stimuli can activate different, discrete motivational systems that can prime different sets of behavior patterns. In this context, the research explores how preferences change in response to environmental and internal conditions. Furthermore, the research explores the interdependence and sociality of humans. The interdependence of people and their potential for motivated pro-sociality has important implications for generating the human cooperation required to address global problems. If people are not necessarily self-interested or individualistic, required cooperation to overcome global problems may possibly be achieved.