An experiment on individual ‘parochial altruism’ revealing no connection between individual ‘altruism’ and individual ‘parochialism’

Corr, Philip, Hargreaves-Heap, Shaun, Seger, Charles and Tsutsui, Kei (2015) An experiment on individual ‘parochial altruism’ revealing no connection between individual ‘altruism’ and individual ‘parochialism’. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. ISSN 1664-1078

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Abstract

Is parochial altruism an attribute of individual behavior? This is the question we address with an experiment. We examine whether the individual pro-sociality that is revealed in the public goods and trust games when interacting with fellow group members helps predict individual parochialism, as measured by the in-group bias (i.e., the difference in these games in pro-sociality when interacting with own group members as compared with members of another group). We find that it is not. An examination of the Big-5 personality predictors of each behavior reinforces this result: they are different. In short, knowing how pro-social individuals are with respect to fellow group members does not help predict their parochialism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: parochial altruism,in-group bias,pro-sociality,personality
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 23:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58629
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01261

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