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Behavioral Economics and Microfinance: A Study of Risk Preferences in Rural South Africa
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-05)
When deciding between safe and risky prospects, human decision-makers exhibit a number of framing effects. One of the most prominent of these effects, the reflection effect, is the tendency for decision makers to evaluate ...
Working to win vs. working to keep: Prospect Theory and effort-based decision-making in humans
(Vanderbilt University, 2012-04-03)
Reward processing studies of anhedonia have provided a great deal of support to the idea that this common symptom of depression and schizophrenia is characterized in part by decreased motivation to pursue rewards. However, ...
No Need For the Blindfold: The Influence of Perpetrator Attractiveness on Legal Decision-Making
(Vanderbilt University, 2010-04-21)
The idea that "justice is blind" has been called into question by some reports that attractiveness affects judgments of punishment and guilt. However, such studies are handicapped by a number of limitations, which this ...