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Implicit influences of Christian religious representations on dictator and prisoner’s dilemma game decisions
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics. Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.
University of Gothenburg.
2011 (English)In: The Journal of Socio-Economics, ISSN 1053-5357, E-ISSN 1879-1239, Vol. 40, no 3, 242-246 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigate how implicit influences of Christian religious representations affect prosociality. We examine the direct impact of religion as an independent variable on prosocial behavior. We do so by priming participants with religious words in a scrambled sentence task before they make a dictator game and a prisoner's dilemma game decision. Priming religious words significantly increased prosocial behavior in both games: participants in the treatment group were more generous and cooperative than participants in the control group. The priming effect was present regardless of participants’ self-reported religiosity. Self-reported religiosity was not correlated with generosity or cooperation.

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2011. Vol. 40, no 3, 242-246 p.
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12521DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2010.12.013ISI: 000208882500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-12521DiVA: diva2:423064
Available from: 2011-06-14 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved

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