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Bounded Rationality, Internalization of Norms and Altruism——An Evolutionary Perspective
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TitleBounded Rationality, Internalization of Norms and Altruism——An Evolutionary Perspective  
AuthorNiu He  
OrganizationGraduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 
Key WordsBounded Rationality; Internalization of Norms; Altruism; The Smoke Detector Principle; Agent-Based Modeling 
AbstractThis paper gives an explanation to altruism through exploring the evolution of internalization of norms from perspective of bounded rationality. Extant theories explain altruism as the responses to extrinsic rewards and punishments given by norms. However, there are altruism behaviors without those extrinsic incentives existing. This paper argues that internalization of norms can be used to explain altruism behaviors above. By introducing EMT theory, this paper illustrates how internalization of norms as a cognitive bias being selected. In order to analyze the relation between internalization and bounded rationality, this paper gives a formal analysis by Replicators Dynamic Model. The result implies that the more the cost of rational calculations is, the more the possibility of internalization of norms is. In addition, this paper simulates the evolution of internalization of norms by Agent-based Modeling with Netlogo. The result confirms the result of analysis above. 
Serial NumberWP1175 
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