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Sequential experiences and social decision making
Last registered on June 25, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Sequential experiences and social decision making
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005138
Initial registration date
June 03, 2020
Last updated
June 25, 2020 11:21 AM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Zurich
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Pennsylvania
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2020-06-04
End date
2020-10-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We use online experiments to study the link between sequential experiences and (i) altruism, (ii) trust, and (iii) cooperation.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Buckenmaier, Johannes and Eugen Dimant. 2020. "Sequential experiences and social decision making." AEA RCT Registry. June 25. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5138-1.1.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-06-04
Intervention End Date
2020-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
- Altruism (dictator game behavior)
- Trust (trustor behavior in trust game)
- Trustworthiness (trustee behavior in trust game)
- Cooperation (behavior in public goods game)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We expose subjects to sequences of positive and negative experiences and link it to subsequent behavior in the dictator game, trust game, and public goods game.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
960
Sample size: planned number of observations
960
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
240 altruism, 240 trust, 240 trustworthiness, 240 cooperation
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Pennsylvania
IRB Approval Date
2018-12-10
IRB Approval Number
832190