The Claiming Effect: Why Players Are More Generous in Social Dilemmas Than in Ultimatum Games

  title={The Claiming Effect: Why Players Are More Generous in Social Dilemmas Than in Ultimatum Games},
  author={Richard P. Larrick and Sally Blount},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • R. Larrick, S. Blount
  • Published 1 April 1997
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
The term procedural frames is introduced and defined as different representations of structurally equivalent allocation processes. Study 1 compared 2 well-known games, sequential social dilemmas and ultimatum bargaining, that share the same structure: Player 1 creates an allocation of a resource and Player 2 decides whether to allow it or deny it. Study 1 found that Player 1 made more favorable allocations and Player 2 accepted more unfavorable allocations in a social dilemma frame than in an… Expand

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