Corpus ID: 10564427

Who helps more? How self-other discrepancies influence decisions in helping situations

@article{Kogut2008WhoHM,
  title={Who helps more? How self-other discrepancies influence decisions in helping situations},
  author={Tehila Kogut and Ruth Beyth-Marom},
  journal={Judgment and Decision Making},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={595-606}
}
Research has shown that people perceive themselves as less biased than others, and as better than average in many favorable characteristics. We suggest that these types of biased perceptions regarding intentions and behavior of others may directly affect people's decisions. In the current research we focus on possible influences in the context of helping behavior. In four experiments we found that, people believe that others, compared to themselves, are less inclined to help and cooperate, are… Expand

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