Physical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Games

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620176
Title:
Physical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Games
Authors:
Bhogal, Manpal ( 0000-0002-7913-0726 ) ; Galbraith, Niall; Manktelow, Ken
Abstract:
Several studies find that male individuals are more altruistic toward attractive women, suggesting altruism may serve as a courtship display. Many studies exploring this phenomenon have used vignettes and facial images. We tested the sexual selection hypothesis as an explanation for altruistic behavior, where players played the dictator game with “live” participants. Two studies were conducted (Study 1, n = 212; Study 2, n = 188) where we manipulated stakes and anonymity between participants to explore the relationship between the dictator’s allocations and their perceived attractiveness of the recipient. We found no relationship between attractiveness and altruism. Dictators were consistently fair when allocating stakes, irrespective of the recipients’ attractiveness.
Citation:
Physical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Games 2016, 38 (4):212 Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Issue Date:
27-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620176
DOI:
10.1080/01973533.2016.1199382
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01973533.2016.1199382
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0197-3533
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorBhogal, Manpalen
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Niallen
dc.contributor.authorManktelow, Kenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-03T11:30:32Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-03T11:30:32Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-27-
dc.identifier.citationPhysical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Games 2016, 38 (4):212 Basic and Applied Social Psychologyen
dc.identifier.issn0197-3533en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01973533.2016.1199382-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620176-
dc.description.abstractSeveral studies find that male individuals are more altruistic toward attractive women, suggesting altruism may serve as a courtship display. Many studies exploring this phenomenon have used vignettes and facial images. We tested the sexual selection hypothesis as an explanation for altruistic behavior, where players played the dictator game with “live” participants. Two studies were conducted (Study 1, n = 212; Study 2, n = 188) where we manipulated stakes and anonymity between participants to explore the relationship between the dictator’s allocations and their perceived attractiveness of the recipient. We found no relationship between attractiveness and altruism. Dictators were consistently fair when allocating stakes, irrespective of the recipients’ attractiveness.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01973533.2016.1199382en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Basic and Applied Social Psychologyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titlePhysical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Gamesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBasic and Applied Social Psychologyen
dc.date.accepted2016-06-06-
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