This dissertation examines decisions and belief formation in a variety of experimental settings. Chapter 1 examines how individuals form self-serving beliefs to justify selfish actions against others. The second chapter investigates how social and self-image can affect an individual’s decision to be charitable. The third chapter uses the mobile application Prometheus to conduct a field-style experiment to study how individuals search for information, process information and ultimately make a decision using various types of information.
|Commitee:||Carson, Richard, Coleman, Todd, Crawford, Vincent, Eyler, Lisa|
|School:||University of California, San Diego|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Belief formation, Decision-making, Self-image|
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