Decision Making Lab’s Jin and Yue Present at the SNE 2023 Meeting
Tao Jin and Shulang Yue, both PhD students of Iris Vilares and part of the Decision Making Lab, presented at The Annual Meeting for Society and Neuroeconomics (SNE) in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Yue’s poster was titled, “The Effects of Arbitrary Social Comparison on Trust and Risky Decision Making.” The study looked at how social comparison-related experiences influence trust and risk decisions. Participants played trust and risk games after making either upward (better-off), lateral (comparing with equals), or downward (comparing with worse-off) comparisons. Yue found that people behave differently in trust and risk environments after randomly manipulated social comparison contexts in a more superior position. However, more research is needed with a larger group to make definitive conclusions.
Jin delivered an oral presentation entitled “How the statistical information of others’ donation influences individual donation behavior,” at the Consumer Neuroscience Symposium. This presentation delves into the social information on individual donations. Participants were assigned to one of four conditions and then completed a charitable donation task. After they observed five other volunteers’ donations and then had the chance to change their donations. Jin found that people’s donations increased or decreased depending on how much others donated regardless of the variability of social information. Jin also presented this project in the poster session.
Tao Jin and Shulang Yue, PhD students and members of the Decision Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Iris Donga Vilares, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and director of the Decision Making Lab.
Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.