The Self-Serving Biases and Beliefs about Rationality

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The Self-Serving Biases and Beliefs about Rationality

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dc.contributor.author Kaplan, Todd R. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Ruffle, Bradley J. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-29T14:29:05Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:25:56Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T15:55:44Z
dc.date.issued 2004-04 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Most previous experiments attempting to establish the existence of the self-serving bias have confounded it with strategic behavior. We design an experiment that controls for strategic behavior (Haman effects) and isolates the bias itself. The self-serving bias that we measure concerns beliefs about the rationality of others. We find very limited support for the existence of the bias. To help understand why the bias seems to hold in some settings but not in others, we discuss a distinction between biases that are self-serving and those that are actually self-defeating. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Economic Inquiry, April 2004 42 (2):237-246 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ei/cbh057 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/24400 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Western Economic Association. en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/ en_GB
dc.subject self-serving bias en_GB
dc.subject Haman effects en_GB
dc.subject beliefs en_GB
dc.subject rationality en_GB
dc.subject strategic behaviour en_GB
dc.subject self-defeating en_GB
dc.title The Self-Serving Biases and Beliefs about Rationality en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-04-29T14:29:05Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:25:56Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T15:55:44Z
dc.identifier.issn 00952583 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 14657295 en_GB
dc.description Article written in December 2002 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Economic Inquiry en_GB


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