"My Research in Context"

Who to Trust

Understanding how people communicate is what economist Puja Bhattacharya is after. To her, promises are a particularly interesting form of communication. As experiments have shown, people are more likely to keep a promise if they act as individuals while being less inclined to if they form part of a group.

The clip, produced by Vladimir Bondarenko and WZB press officer Gabriele Kammerer, is the third in a series introducing WZB-researchers and their work. Our mobile studio visited sites relevant to the respective research. "My Research in Context" - short films depicting academic work as it relates to society.

Puja Bhattacharya