Are irrational reactions to unfairness truly emotionally-driven? Dissociated behavioural and emotional responses in the Ultimatum Game task.

@article{Civai2010AreIR,
  title={Are irrational reactions to unfairness truly emotionally-driven? Dissociated behavioural and emotional responses in the Ultimatum Game task.},
  author={Claudia Civai and Corrado Corradi-Dell'Acqua and Matthias Gamer and Raffaella Ida Rumiati},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={89-95}
}
The "irrational" rejections of unfair offers by people playing the Ultimatum Game (UG), a widely used laboratory model of economical decision-making, have traditionally been associated with negative emotions, such as frustration, elicited by unfairness (Sanfey, Rilling, Aronson, Nystrom, & Cohen, 2003; van't Wout, Kahn, Sanfey, & Aleman, 2006). We recorded skin conductance responses as a measure of emotional activation while participants performed a modified version of the UG, in which they… CONTINUE READING

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