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Serotonin and Social Norms: Tryptophan Depletion Impairs Social Comparison and Leads to Resource Depletion in a Multiplayer Harvesting Game.

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How do people sustain resources for the benefit of individuals and communities and avoid the tragedy of the commons, in which shared resources become exhausted? In the present study, we examined the role of serotonin activity and social norms in the management of depletable resources. Healthy adults, alongside social partners, completed a multiplayer resource-dilemma game in which they repeatedly harvested from a partially replenishable monetary resource. Dietary tryptophan depletion, leading...

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10.1177/0956797614527830

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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Inc.
Journal:
Psychological science
Volume:
25
Issue:
7
Pages:
1303-1313
Publication date:
2014-05-05
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EISSN:
1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
URN:
uuid:226ced1d-be7c-42c9-b9de-925ae5aba158
Source identifiers:
464932
Local pid:
pubs:464932

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