Pro-Socials Are More Risk-Averse Than Other Social Value Orientation Types. When and Why?


 Little attention has been devoted to the relationship between risk preference and cooperation. In all previous studies, the risk preference elicited in an individual choice task was utilized to account for differences in cooperative behavior in social dilemmas. The resulting findings were mixed. Some studies showed that risk-seeking cooperated more than risk-averse individuals. Other studies showed exactly the opposite.


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