People cooperate to enjoy mutually satisfying relationships, create productive organizations, maintain societal institutions, and conserve valuable resources. Yet, all-too-often people fail to cooperate. The Amsterdam Cooperation Lab (ACL) is composed of behavioral and social scientists interested in understanding why, when, and how humans cooperate. We apply experimental methods, field methods, and meta-analysis, to test theories about human cooperation.
Here you can discover more about our research, the people working in the lab, and recent publications. Below is a picture of lab members enjoying a research meeting in Sicily, June 2017.