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The challenges of exploring the relationship between physical attractiveness and altruism using economic games

BHOGAL, Manpal Singh, Galbraith, Niall and Manktelow, Ken (2018) The challenges of exploring the relationship between physical attractiveness and altruism using economic games. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. Sage. ISBN 9781526436214

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This case study is based on a portion of my PhD research exploring the relationship between physical attractiveness and altruistic behavior. Much of the previous literature exploring these variables has been conducted via computer simulations, using facial images and vignettes. I conducted three studies exploring the relationship between physical attractiveness and altruistic behavior among real people in a laboratory setting using economic games. It was hypothesized that people would be more altruistic toward those they considered attractive. The findings yielded consistent null results. This case study reports the factors that influenced my findings and the decisions made when designing each study.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Andrew LITTLE
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 12:37
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4132

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