Conflicted Minds: Recalibrational Emotions Following Trust-based Interaction
AbstractConsistent with a modular view of the mind, both short-sighted and long-sighted programs may be simultaneously active in the mind and in conflict with one another when individuals face choice dilemmas in trust-based economic interactions. Recalibrational theory helps us identify the adaptive design features shared among subsets of superordinate emotion programs. According to this design logic and the computation of adaptive problem features produced by Trust games, we predict the activation of emotions after Trust games. While this study successfully predicts reports of twenty distinct emotional states, further studies are needed to demonstrate ultimate recalibrational functions of emotions.
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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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emotions; recalibrational theory; modularity; Trust game; experiments;
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- NEP-ALL-2011-12-13 (All new papers)
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- NEP-GTH-2011-12-13 (Game Theory)
- NEP-HPE-2011-12-13 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-NEU-2011-12-13 (Neuroeconomics)
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