UvA

Future seminars

 

2017-03-30 Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge)
Integration and Segregation.
Room: REC E0.15, 16:00-17:15.
No abstract available.

 

2017-04-13 Alan Sanfey (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Social motivations in choice: insights from decision neuroscience.
Room: E0.15, .
Our lives consist of a constant stream of decisions and choices, from the mundane to the highly consequential. The standard approach to experimentally examining decision-making has been to examine choices with clearly defined probabilities and outcomes, however it is an open question as to whether decision models describing these situations can be extended to choices that must be made by assessing the intentions and preferences both of oneself and of another social partner. This class of social decision-making offers a useful approach to examine more complex forms of decisions, which may in fact better approximate many of our real-life choices. I will present data from several experiments where we use economic games to observe how players decide in real, consequential, social contexts, and will discuss how we can use these brain insights to build better models of human social preferences, incorporating both psychological and neurobiological constructs.

 

2017-04-20 Martijn van den Assem (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Malleable Lies: Communication and Cooperation in a High Stakes TV Game Show.
Room: E0.15, 16:00-17:15.
We investigate the credibility of non-binding pre-play statements about cooperative behavior, using data from a high-stakes TV game show in which contestants play a variant on the classic Prisonerís Dilemma. We depart from the conventional binary approach of classifying statements as promises or not, and propose a more fine-grained two-by-two typology inspired by the idea that lying aversion leads defectors to prefer statements that are malleable to ex-post interpretation as truths. Our empirical analysis shows that statements that carry an element of conditionality or implicitness are associated with a lower likelihood of cooperation, and confirms that malleability is a good criterion for judging the predictive power of cheap talk.

 

2017-05-11 Luis Santos-Pinto (University of Lausanne)
TBA.
Room: , 16:00-17:15.
No abstract available.

 

2017-06-01 Severine Tousseart (London School of Economics)
TBA.
Room: , 16:00-17:15.
No abstract available.