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Human responses to unfairness with primary rewards and their biological limits

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Humans bargaining over money tend to reject unfair offers, whilst chimpanzees bargaining over primary rewards of food do not show this same motivation to reject. Whether such reciprocal fairness represents a predominantly human motivation has generated considerable recent interest. We induced either moderate or severe thirst in humans using intravenous saline and examined responses to unfairness in an Ultimatum Game with water. We ask if humans also reject unfair offers for primary rewards. D...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Scientific Reports More from this journal
Volume:
2
Article number:
593
Publication date:
2012-08-23
Acceptance date:
2012-07-26
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EISSN:
2045-2322
Language:
English
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uuid:6926ae8a-05ab-4bbb-bdc5-c0f8deafc9e0
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pubs:365705
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365705
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2013-11-16

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