Do chickens really come home to roost?
People prefer to reward cooperative behaviour than punish egotistical behaviour, even if this egotism has a negative effect on others. This is the conclusion of social and organisational psychologist Welmer Molenmaker in his research on the willingness to reward or punish cooperative behaviour.
Molenmaker told more about this phenomenon to the 'Leids Dagblad' and the Dutch radio station 'NPO Radio 1'. To listen to the radio interview, click here. It starts at 2.00 and continues at 6.30.