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Selfless Giving


Daniel M. Bartels


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Trevor H. Kvaran


University of Arizona - Department of Psychology

Shaun Nichols


University of Arizona

July 30, 2013

Cognition, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
In four studies, we show that people who anticipate more personal change over time give more to others. We measure and manipulate participants’ beliefs in the persistence of the defining psychological features of a person (e.g., his or her beliefs, values, and life goals) and measure generosity, finding support for the hypothesis in three studies using incentive-compatible charitable donation decisions and one involving hypothetical choices about sharing with loved ones.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: Decision making, Altruism, Intertemporal choice, Social behavior, Self-Interest, Generosity, Psychological connectedness, Personal identity, Morality, Values, Ethics

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Date posted: July 31, 2013  

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Bartels, Daniel M. and Kvaran, Trevor H. and Nichols, Shaun, Selfless Giving (July 30, 2013). Cognition, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2303881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2303881

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Daniel M. Bartels (Contact Author)
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )
5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Trevor H. Kvaran
University of Arizona - Department of Psychology ( email )
1503 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Shaun Nichols
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
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