Stephen, Andrew T. and Pham, Michel Tuan (2008): On Feelings as a Heuristic for Making Offers in Ultimatum Negotiations. Forthcoming in: Psychological Science
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This research examines how the reliance on emotional feelings as a heuristic influences the proposal of offers in negotiations. Results from three experiments based on the classic ultimatum game show that, compared to proposers who do not rely on their feelings, proposers who rely on their feelings make less generous offers in the standard ultimatum game, more generous offers in a variant of the game allowing responders to make counteroffers, and less generous offers in the dictator game where no responses are allowed. Reliance on feelings triggers a more literal form of play, whereby proposers focus more on how they feel toward the offers themselves than on how they feel toward the possible outcomes of these offers, as if their offers were the final outcomes. Proposers relying on their feelings also tend to focus on gist-based, simpler construals of negotiations that capture only the essential aspects of the situation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On Feelings as a Heuristic for Making Offers in Ultimatum Negotiations|
|Keywords:||affect, emotions, heuristics, bargaining, ultimatum game, affect as information, affect heuristic, trust in feelings|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D11 - Consumer Economics: Theory
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D71 - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A12 - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C70 - General
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
|Depositing User:||Andrew T. Stephen|
|Date Deposited:||16. May 2008 18:18|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 01:29|
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