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1. Demnitz, Raoni. Risky Choices on Behalf of Others.

Degree: PhD, 2021, University of Washington

The goal of this dissertation was to compare risky choices on behalf of others relative to the self and whether accountability plays a role. To that end, three hypotheses were proposed: the risk-as-feelings hypothesis: deciding on behalf of others who we do not know decreases cautiousness; the system 2 activation hypothesis: deciding on behalf of others leads to better decisions; playing-it-safe hypothesis: deciding on behalf of others increases cautiousness. Participants in both experiments took part in a lab-simulation task in which they were given a virtual budget and were required to make crop-choices (Experiment 1) or road-salting choices (Experiment 2) based on weather-forecasts to either maximize their budget (E1) or minimize their losses (E2) on their own behalf or on behalf of another participant. In addition, half of all participants were held accountable such that they needed to justify their decisions. Although none of the hypotheses were supported in E1, in E2 the risk-as-feelings was supported. In addition, accountability reduced cautiousness among those deciding on behalf of unknown participants. Advisors/Committee Members: Joslyn, Susan (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Decision-making; Risk; Uncertainty; Psychology; Psychology

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APA (6th Edition):

Demnitz, R. (2021). Risky Choices on Behalf of Others. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Washington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1773/46880

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Demnitz, Raoni. “Risky Choices on Behalf of Others.” 2021. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington. Accessed April 22, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1773/46880.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Demnitz, Raoni. “Risky Choices on Behalf of Others.” 2021. Web. 22 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Demnitz R. Risky Choices on Behalf of Others. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Washington; 2021. [cited 2021 Apr 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/46880.

Council of Science Editors:

Demnitz R. Risky Choices on Behalf of Others. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Washington; 2021. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/46880

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