The International Conference on Social Dilemmas (ICSD) brings together junior and world-leading scholars on social dilemmas from all over the world. Social dilemmas are situations in which self-interest is at odds with collective interests (for more information, see https://socialdilemma.com/). Some of the most pressing issues of our times can be thought of as social dilemmas, such as mitigating climate change, reducing intergroup conflict, or curbing the spread of infectious diseases.
Researchers from various disciplines work on better understanding and solving social dilemmas, including biologists, economists, psychologists, sociologists, and many more. This includes research on the development, scope, and explanation of cooperation in humans and other species, interventions to promote prosocial behaviour, as well as its consequences for various real-life situations (e.g., climate change, intra- and intergroup conflict, interpersonal relations). The applied methods are diverse, e.g., online, lab, and field experimental studies as well as simulation studies.