HECTOR, CAMERON,CHARLES,PETER (2018) Exploring the triarchic conceptualisation of psychopathic
traits in relation to economic decision-making. Masters thesis, Durham University.
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The concept of a relationship between psychopathy and the hypothetical Homo economicus
has long existed, but empirical support for either positive or negative relationship is mixed.
The present study examines a cohort of 88 individuals, mostly university undergraduates
and postgraduates of mixed gender and ethnicity, on performance in economic games
against their scores in a psychopathy measure and an anxiety inventory. Modest
relationships were found between psychopathy values and monetary offers made in
dictatorial positions, but no significant relationships were found for first-round offers. No
effect was found for anxiety. The results, while interesting, suggest further research into
clinical and non-clinical populations as a comparison is necessary.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Science|
|Keywords:||Psychopathy, triarchic model, ultimatum game, dictator game, trust game|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Psychology, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||12 Jun 2018 12:50|