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Yoga beyond wellness: Meditation, trust and cooperation

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  • Di Bartolomeo Giovanni
  • Papa Stefano
  • Bellomo Saverio

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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.

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Keywords: Other-regarding preferences; trust; reciprocity; investment game; frame effect; polarization; meditation;

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  1. The economics of yoga
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2012-12-24 14:45:00

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