Onderzoek Sociale wetenschappen

Lunch colloquium Social Psychology met prof. Martijn van den Assem

12:45 uur
prof. Martijn van den Assem (VU Amsterdam)
Titel: Game Show Economics
Locatie: AZ 209


Much of what we know about individual decision making to date derives from laboratory experiments, and less so from real-life settings. Real-world data typically entail a lack of control, which can make it difficult to discriminate between competing hypotheses. Carefully designed laboratory experiments do allow for this and have generated a rich literature, but this approach is also vulnerable to criticism about the generalizability of findings to situations beyond the context of the lab. Because it is impossible to study behavior under each and every possible set of conditions, the optimal approach to assess the generalizability of existing findings is to study behavior in a limited number of diverging ways. The use of TV game shows is one of these. Game shows allow the study of behavior in a high-scrutiny field setting where the stakes are high, and for a diverse subject pool. Combined with the strict and well-defined rules, game shows can provide unique opportunities to investigate the robustness of existing laboratory findings. In my talk, I will present my game show work on risk taking, bargaining, and cooperation.

Wanneer: 06 oktober 2017 12:45