Spontaneous associations and label framing have similar effects in the public goods game

@inproceedings{Eriksson2014SpontaneousAA,
  title={Spontaneous associations and label framing have similar effects in the public goods game},
  author={Kimmo Eriksson and Pontus Strimling},
  year={2014}
}
It is known that presentation of a meaningful label (e.g., "The Teamwork Game") can influence decisions in economic games. A common view is that such labels cue associations to preexisting mental models of situations, a process here called frame selection. In the absence of such cues, participants may still spontaneously associate a game with a preexisting frame. We used the public goods game to compare the effect of such spontaneous frame selection with the effect of label framing… CONTINUE READING