Inducing perspective-taking for prosocial behaviour in natural resource management

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dc.contributor.authorOrtiz-Riomalo, Juan Felipe
dc.contributor.authorKoessler, Ann-Kathrin
dc.contributor.authorEngel, Stefanie
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:59:40Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:59:40Z-
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn00950696
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4069-
dc.description.abstractNatural resource management often involves social dilemmas which other-regarding preferences and pro-social behaviour can help overcome. Interventions that induce resource users to consider a perspective broader than their own may help promote pro-social behaviour. Such interventions are often applied in participatory resource management approaches. To the best of our knowledge, nonetheless, no previous study has isolated and assessed the effect of inducing perspectivetaking on natural resource users' prosocial behaviour. In this study, we do so in the context of watershed management. We conducted a lab-in-the-field experiment with downstream farmers in a Peruvian watershed. In the experiment, participants were induced to imagine the perspective of upstream farmers before deciding on a donation that can help the latter improve their well-being without compromising the water supply downstream. We find that inducing perspective-taking increases unilateral prosocial behaviour. This effect cannot fully be explained by the additional information on the social and ecological characteristics of the watershed received during the perspective-taking experience. Rather the effect of the perspective-taking intervention is likely to work by inducing other-regarding preferences. Our results contribute to the study of pro-social behaviour in natural resource management and the ways in which it could be induced by interventions targeting other-regarding preferences.
dc.description.sponsorshipAlexander von Humboldt-FoundationAlexander von Humboldt Foundation; Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchFederal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF); Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (Germany); This work was supported by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation within the framework of the Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship endowed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Complementary funding was provided by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (Germany) .
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectALTRUISM
dc.subjectBusiness
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectCOMMONS
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectECOSYSTEM SERVICES
dc.subjectEMPATHY
dc.subjectEnvironmental policy
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Studies
dc.subjectFramed field experiment
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectOther-regarding preferences
dc.subjectPerspective-taking
dc.subjectProsocial behaviour
dc.subjectSocial dilemmas
dc.titleInducing perspective-taking for prosocial behaviour in natural resource management
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jeem.2021.102513
dc.identifier.isiISI:000719603900002
dc.description.volume110
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-3568-5500
dc.identifier.eissn10960449
dc.publisher.place525 B ST, STE 1900, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4495 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ.Environ.Econ.Manage.
dcterms.oaStatushybrid, Green Submitted
crisitem.author.deptInstitut für Umweltsystemforschung-
crisitem.author.deptidresearchcenter5-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidEnSt966-
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