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Development of prosocial, individualistic, and competitive orientations: theory and preliminary evidence.
An interdependence analysis of social value orientation revealed that relative to individualists and competitors, prosocial individuals exhibited greater levels of secure attachment and reported having more siblings, especially sisters. Expand
Willingness to sacrifice in close relationships.
Willingness to sacrifice was associated with strong commitment, high satisfaction, poor alternatives, and high investments; feelings of commitment largely mediated the associations of these variables with willingness to sacrifice. Expand
From Games to Giving: Social Value Orientation Predicts Donations to Noble Causes
The central purpose of the present research is to examine the ability of social value orientation (i.e., prosocial, individualistic, and competitive orientation), as measured with methods rooted inExpand
Interdependence, interaction, and relationships.
The theory illuminates the understanding of social-cognitive processes that are of longstanding interest to psychologists such as cognition and affect, attribution, and self-presentation and explains adaptation to repeatedly encountered interdependence patterns. Expand
My Relationship is Better than- and Not as Bad as--Yours is: The Perception of Superiority in Close Relationships
This research studies naturally occurring thoughts about relationships to test hypotheses regarding the tendency to perceive one 's own relationship as superior to others' relationships. Using aExpand
Reward, punishment, and cooperation: a meta-analysis.
This work proposes that rewards and punishments should both promote cooperation, and identifies 2 variables—cost of incentives and source of incentives—that are predicted to magnify the effectiveness of these incentives in promoting cooperation. Expand
How to overcome the detrimental effects of noise in social interaction: the benefits of generosity.
It is revealed that incidents of noise exert a detrimental effect on level of cooperation when a partner follows strict reciprocity (i.e., tit for tat) but that this effect can be overcome if a partner behaves somewhat more cooperatively than the actor did in the previous interaction. Expand
Executive Functioning in Highly Talented Soccer Players
A logistic regression model with group (highly talented or amateur) as dependent variable and executive function measures that significantly distinguished between groups as predictors showed that these measures differentiated highly talented soccer players from amateur soccer players with 89% accuracy. Expand
When forgiving enhances psychological well-being: the role of interpersonal commitment.
It is predicted that forgiving is associated with enhanced well-being but that this association should be more pronounced in relationships of strong rather than weak commitment and this hypothesis received good support in Studies 1-3. Expand
Who Cares about the Environmental Impact of Cars?
This study examines preference for commuting towork by car or public transportation (PT) within an expanded social dilemma framework (i.e., one that recognizes the importance of both social andExpand