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Moral hypocrisy in economic games — How prosocial behavior is shaped by social expectations

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Experimental research in behavioral economics has revealed a high degree of prosocial tendencies in human interactions.These results have been interpreted as suggesting a necessary shift from a model ofselfish preferences toward social preferences—the assumption that people intrinsically are concerned about others’ well-being (e.g., Fehr and Schmidt, 1999; Bolton and Ockenfels, 2000). In this article, we first introduce research on prosocial behavior from an economics perspective. We then ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00897

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Frontiers Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
5
Pages:
897
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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1664-1078
ISSN:
1664-1078
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uuid:87cca107-96ff-45ea-9c16-fd1a1c368476
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477896
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pubs:477896

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