Allowing for Reflection Time does not Change Behavior in Dictator and Cheating Games

Steffen Andersen, Uri Gneezy, Agne Kajackaite, Julie Marx

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Abstract

Reaction time, usually measured in seconds, has been shown to be correlated with decisions in experimental games. In this paper, we study how allowing for a full day of “reflection time” alters behavior. We compare behavior in dictator and cheating games when participants make immediate choices with behavior when participants have an extra day to decide, and find that allowing for more time does not affect behavior.
Reaction time, usually measured in seconds, has been shown to be correlated with decisions in experimental games. In this paper, we study how allowing for a full day of “reflection time” alters behavior. We compare behavior in dictator and cheating games when participants make immediate choices with behavior when participants have an extra day to decide, and find that allowing for more time does not affect behavior.
LanguageEnglish
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Volume145
Pages24-33
Number of pages10
ISSN0167-2681
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Published online 7 November 2017.

Keywords

  • Cheating
  • Dictator
  • Delay
  • Reflection

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