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Food Norms and Preferences in Schools: is there Pluralistic Ignorance?

Viviana Albani, Nicholas Bardsley, Aurora García-Gallego (), Nikolaos Georgantzís () and Giuseppe Nocella

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Abstract: We use behavioural games to identify preferences, beliefs about others’ preferences, and higher-order beliefs, amongst adolescents at a UK comprehensive school. Pupils systematically under-rate the attractiveness of ‘healthy’, and over-rate that of ‘unhealthy’, foods. The bias is consistently in the direction of higher-order beliefs. Pluralistic ignorance would explain much of the results and seems clearly instantiated in one case.

Keywords: social norms; behavioural games; childrens’ diets; experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 C93 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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