Self-interest as self-fulfilling prophecy

Van Vugt, Mark (2001) Self-interest as self-fulfilling prophecy. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24 (3). pp. 429-430. ISSN 0140-525X . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The adoption of experimental methods from economics, in particular script-enactment, performance-related payment, and the absence of deception, will turn experimental social psychology into a trivial science subject, Such procedures force participants to conform to a normative expectation that they must behave rationally and in accordance with their self-interest. The self-fulfilling prophecy inherent in these procedures makes it more difficult to conduct innovative social-psychological research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2008 17:15
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