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Yoga beyond wellness: Meditation, trust and cooperation

Giovanni Di Bartolomeo (), Stefano Papa () and Bellomo Saverio

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Abstract: Our research aims to find out whether meditation has a positive impact on trust and cooperation. By comparing the behavior of agents exposed to meditation before playing an investment game to others not exposed, we find that the formers show more trust on average than the latters. Meditation seems to reduce risk aversion and “competitiveness” among people inducing agents to behave in a more cooperative (and efficient) way.

Keywords: Other-regarding preferences; trust; reciprocity; investment game; frame effect; polarization; meditation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D03 C91 D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-evo, nep-exp and nep-soc
Date: 2012-11
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