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Reciprocity and Emotions: Arousal, Self-Reports, and Expectations


Gershon Ben-Shakhar


Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Psychology

Gary Bornstein


Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration

Astrid Hopfensitz


Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ)

Frans Van Winden


University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

October 2004

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1298; Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 04-099/1

Abstract:     
Although reciprocity is a key concept in the social sciences, it is still unclear why people engage in costly reciprocation. In this study, physiological and self-report measures were employed to investigate the role of emotions, using the Power-to-Take Game. In this 2-person game, player 1 can claim any part of player 2's resources, and player 2 can react by destroying some (or all) of these resources thus preventing their transfer to player 1. Both physiological and self-report measures were related to destruction decisions and expectations. The pattern of emotional arousal and its correlation with self-reported anger highlights the importance of using both techniques for studying reciprocity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: Emotions, bargaining, laboratory experiment, expectations, reciprocity, physiological arousal, self-report measures of emotions

JEL Classification: A12, C72, C91

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Date posted: September 11, 2004  

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Ben-Shakhar, Gershon and Bornstein, Gary and Hopfensitz, Astrid and van Winden, Frans, Reciprocity and Emotions: Arousal, Self-Reports, and Expectations (October 2004). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1298; Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 04-099/1. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=587863

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Gershon Ben-Shakhar
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Psychology ( email )
Mount Scopus, 91905
Israel
Gary Bornstein
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration ( email )
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 91905
Israel
Astrid Hopfensitz
Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ) ( email )
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Toulouse, 31000
France
Frans Van Winden (Contact Author)
University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) ( email )
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