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Playing by the rules: Self-interest information influences children's trust and trustworthiness in the absence of feedback.
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PMID:  25460387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study documented how children's decisions to trust and help partners in a game depend on the game's incentives. Adults, 5-, 7-, and 9-year-olds (N=128) guessed the location of hidden prizes, assisted by a partner who observed the hiding. After each hiding event the partner shared information with participants about the prize's location. Participants earned prizes every time they guessed correctly. The partner earned prizes either from participants' correct (cooperation incentive) or incorrect (competition incentive) guesses. Children and adults trusted their partner more often when the game incentivized cooperation versus competition. A complementary pattern was observed when participants assisted their partner find prizes they observed being hidden: Participants strategically shared truthful information more often when the game rewarded cooperation.
Bolivar Reyes-Jaquez; Catharine H Echols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognition     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1873-7838     ISO Abbreviation:  Cognition     Publication Date:  2015 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367541     Medline TA:  Cognition     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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