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Priming as a tool for triggering prosocial behavior

Author: Bc. Tereza Tížková
Year: 2019 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Petr Polák MSc. Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 52
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Link: https://is.cuni.cz/webapps/zzp/detail/215669/
Abstract: Priming is a cognitive bias influencing, in various forms, daily life of people. This paper examines the
effect of priming in economics, where subjects are often forced to make decisions under uncertainty.
The empirical part of this paper introduces the experiment, where subjects were manipulated
towards or against prosocial behaviour with verbal priming techniques.
The experiment results show that priming to specific concepts correlated with a tendency to act
prosocially actually increases the subsequent degree of prosocial behaviour, although the same
evidence has not been found with the opposite case.

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