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the implication of social cognition for experimental economics From the issue entitled "Special issue on Experimental economics and the social embedding of economic behavior and cognition"

Heinz, C. and Bardsley, N. O. (2010) the implication of social cognition for experimental economics From the issue entitled "Special issue on Experimental economics and the social embedding of economic behavior and cognition". Mind and Society, 9 (2). pp. 113-118. ISSN 1593-7879

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1007/s11299-010-0082-1

Abstract/Summary

Can human social cognitive processes and social motives be grasped by the methods of experimental economics? Experimental studies of strategic cognition and social preferences contribute to our understanding of the social aspects of economic decisions making. Yet, papers in this issue argue that the social aspects of decision-making introduce several difficulties for interpreting the results of economic experiments. In particular, the laboratory is itself a social context, and in many respects a rather distinctive one, which raises questions of external validity.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:16935
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sociality - Experiments - Cognition - Altruistic punishment
Publisher:Springer Verlag (Germany)

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