The Sunny Side of Fairness

  title={The Sunny Side of Fairness},
  author={Golnaz Tabibnia and Ajay B. Satpute and Matthew D. Lieberman},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={339 - 347}
Little is known about the positive emotional impact of fairness or the process of resolving conflict between fairness and financial interests. In past research, fairness has covaried with monetary payoff, such that the mental processes underlying preference for fairness and those underlying preference for greater monetary outcome could not be distinguished. We examined self-reported happiness and neural responses to fair and unfair offers while controlling for monetary payoff. Compared with… 

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