Dictator Game

Faculty/Professorship: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  
Author(s): Leder, Johannes  ; Schütz, Astrid  
Title of the compilation: Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences
Editors: Zeigler-Hill, Vigil; Shackelford, Todd K.
Publisher Information: Cham : Springer
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: Online-Ressource
ISBN: 978-3-319-28099-8
Language(s): English
(2018), First Online: 04 July 2018
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_652-1
The dictator game is an experimental paradigm in which one participant (the dictator) receives an endowment and then decides to what extent she/he wants to split this endowment with another, anonymous participant (the recipient). The action space of the dictator ranges from giving nothing to giving all of the endowment to the recipient. The dictator fully determines the final allocation as the recipient plays a passive role. After learning these rules, the dictator makes a decision. The endowment split, i.e., the pie size given to the recipient, is the dependent variable of the game.
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/44292
Year of publication: 14. August 2018