Choice-induced preferences in the absence of choice: Evidence from a blind two choice paradigm with young children and capuchin monkeys

@inproceedings{Bloomb2009ChoiceinducedPI,
  title={Choice-induced preferences in the absence of choice: Evidence from a blind two choice paradigm with young children and capuchin monkeys},
  author={Paul Bloomb and Laurie Santos},
  year={2009}
}
In two studies, we provide a test of the revealed-preferences account of choice-induced preferences. To do so, we introduce a blind two-choice task in which preferences cannot guide choices. Children chose between two similar objects while ignorant of the objects’ identities, and then chose between the rejected alternative and a third similar object. Monkeys were given an illusion of choice between two similar objects, and then chose between the rejected object and a third similar object. Both… CONTINUE READING