Social discounting: choices between rewards for other people

Jerzy Osiński , Adam Karbowski , Paweł Ostaszewski


The purpose ofthe present study was to testthe prediction that when two rewards, a smaller but “socially closer” one and a larger but “socially more distant” one, are moved away from the subject by the same social distance, subjective value of the socially more distant reward will increase (i.e. the rate of social discounting will be shallower). The effect was absent when the recipients were moved back 10 places, but emerged when they were moved back 20 places. In addition, the hyperbolic model was found to correctly describe choices between two socially distant rewards. The results confirm similarities between social and temporal discounting.
Author Jerzy Osiński
Jerzy Osiński,,
, Adam Karbowski
Adam Karbowski,,
, Paweł Ostaszewski (Wydział Psychologii)
Paweł Ostaszewski,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesBehavioural Processes, ISSN 0376-6357, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishAltruism, Self-control, Social discounting
ASJC Classification2802 Behavioral Neuroscience; 1103 Animal Science and Zoology; 2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.644; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 1.318 (2) - 2015=1.533 (5)
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