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To trust, or not to trust: Cognitive reflection in trust games

Brice Corgnet (), Antonio Espín (), Hernán-González, Roberto, Praveen Kujal () and Stephen Rassenti
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Roberto Hernán González ()

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2016, vol. 64, issue C, 20-27

Abstract: We present results from two studies that show a positive relation between cognitive reflection and trusting behavior, but no significant relation with trustworthy behavior. Our finding holds regardless of individual distributional social preferences and risk aversion. Our results add to a growing body of literature that illustrates the role of cognitive ability in helping explain outcomes in economic experiments.

Keywords: Cognitive reflection; Trust; Trustworthiness; Social preferences; Betrayal aversion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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