Do different fairness contexts and facial emotions motivate 'irrational' social decision-making in major depression? An exploratory patient study.

@article{Radke2013DoDF,
  title={Do different fairness contexts and facial emotions motivate 'irrational' social decision-making in major depression? An exploratory patient study.},
  author={Sina Radke and Ina Schaefer and Bernhard W. M{\"u}ller and Ellen R. A. de Bruijn},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2013},
  volume={210 2},
  pages={438-43}
}
Although 'irrational' decision-making has been linked to depression, the contribution of biases in information processing to these findings remains unknown. To investigate the impact of cognitive biases and aberrant processing of facial emotions on social decision-making, we manipulated both context-related and emotion-related information in a modified Ultimatum Game. Unfair offers were (1) paired with different unselected alternatives, establishing the context in which an offer was made, and… CONTINUE READING
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