Keeping the kids home : Increasing concern for others in times of crisis
Leder, Johannes; Schütz, Astrid; Pastukhov, Alexander (2023): „Keeping the kids home : Increasing concern for others in times of crisis“. Bern ; Göttingen [u.a.]: Hogrefe & Huber doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000463.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, social consequences in day-to-day decisions might not have been salient to the decider and thus egoistic. How can prosocial intentions be increased? In an experimental vignette study with N = 206, we compared the likelihood that parents send sick children to kindergarten after four interventions (general information about COVID-19, empathy, reflection of consequences via mental simulation, and control group). Independent of the intervention, empathic concern with individuals who were affected by COVID-19 and the salience of social consequences were high. The reported likelihood of sending a sick child to kindergarten was somewhat reduced in the control group and even more reduced in the reflection and empathy group, but not in the information group.
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December 9, 2022