Keeping up with the Joneses: Dolphins’ search knowledge for knowledge’s sake

@inproceedings{Shani2011KeepingUW,
  title={Keeping up with the Joneses: Dolphins’ search knowledge for knowledge’s sake},
  author={Yaniv Shani and Marie Christine Cepicka and N. Shashar},
  year={2011}
}
Recent research on decision-making established that when not knowing the possible negative outcome of past experiences, individuals search for more information even when it confirms their early negative suspicion. It is argued that what drives this information search is the hope that the unpleasant state of "not knowing" ends when one faces the truth ([Shani et al., 2009], [Shani et al., 2008] and [Shani and Zeelenberg, 2007]). In this manuscript, we show that bottlenose dolphins as well… CONTINUE READING