Honestly, why are you donating money to charity? An experimental study about self-awareness in status-seeking behavior

@article{Kataria2012HonestlyWA,
  title={Honestly, why are you donating money to charity? An experimental study about self-awareness in status-seeking behavior},
  author={Mitesh Kataria and T. Regner},
  journal={Theory and Decision},
  year={2012},
  volume={79},
  pages={493-515}
}
This study investigates experimentally whether people in retrospective are self-aware that they engage in status-seeking behavior. Subjects participated in a real-effort task where effort translated into a donation to a charity. Within-subjects we varied the visibility of their performance (private/public feedback). On average, subjects exerted more effort in the public treatment. After the real-effort task, subjects were asked to state their retrospective beliefs about their performance in… Expand
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