Delay, probability, and social discounting in a public goods game.

@article{Jones2009DelayPA,
  title={Delay, probability, and social discounting in a public goods game.},
  author={Bryan A. Jones and Howard Rachlin},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={61-73}
}
A human social discount function measures the value to a person of a reward to another person at a given social distance. Just as delay discounting is a hyperbolic function of delay, and probability discounting is a hyperbolic function of odds-against, social discounting is a hyperbolic function of social distance. Experiment 1 obtained individual social, delay, and probability discount functions for a hypothetical $75 reward; participants also indicated how much of an initial $100 endowment… CONTINUE READING
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