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Social preferences and self-control


Achtziger, Anja; Alós-Ferrer, Carlos; Wagner, Alexander K (2018). Social preferences and self-control. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 74:161-166.

Abstract

We provide new evidence on the impact of diminished self-control on social preferences in the ultimatum game. In a sample of German university students (N = 312), depleted proposers made lower offers, and depleted responders rejected unfair offers as often as non-depleted ones. This agrees with previous evidence on the Dictator Game but stands in contrast with a previous study with a sample of Spanish university students. A possible explanation is that selfish motives are the default mode of behavior, but there is individual heterogeneity on whether strategic fairness (fear of rejection) can overcome them.

Abstract

We provide new evidence on the impact of diminished self-control on social preferences in the ultimatum game. In a sample of German university students (N = 312), depleted proposers made lower offers, and depleted responders rejected unfair offers as often as non-depleted ones. This agrees with previous evidence on the Dictator Game but stands in contrast with a previous study with a sample of Spanish university students. A possible explanation is that selfish motives are the default mode of behavior, but there is individual heterogeneity on whether strategic fairness (fear of rejection) can overcome them.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Applied Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > General Social Sciences
Social Sciences & Humanities > Economics and Econometrics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ultimatum game, self-control, ego depletion, social preferences
Language:English
Date:June 2018
Deposited On:05 Jun 2018 10:08
Last Modified:01 Jun 2020 00:02
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2214-8043
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2018.04.009
Official URL:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214804318301885?via%3Dihub

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