VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Intro to Sociology
Sociological Research Methods
My research centers on how culture shapes perceptions of social responsibility. Using mathematical modeling and behavioral game theory, I am interested in how the characteristics of social structures influence trust, fairness, and generosity. In turn, my previous research indicated that these three factors affect the means by which groups attempt to overcome problems.
Irwin, Kyle and Nick Berigan. forthcoming. "Trust, Culture, and Cooperation: A Social Dilemma Analysis of Pro-Environmental Behaviors." Sociological Quarterly.
Willer, David, Eric Gladstone, and Nick Berigan. 2013. "Social Values and Social Structures." Journal of Mathematical Sociology 37:113-130.
Markovsky, Barry and Nick Berigan. 2012. "Fairness Perceptions in Social Resource Dilemmas." Pp. 199-214 in K. Törnblom and A. Kazemi (Eds.) Handbook of Social Resource Theory: Theoretical Extensions, Empirical Insights, and Social Applications. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
Berigan, Nick and Kyle Irwin. 2011. "Culture, Cooperation, and the General Welfare." Social Psychology Quarterly 74:341-360.