Presentation Title: To Give or not to Give? An Examination of Psychological Need Satisfaction and Cooperation in Public Goods Games

Section: Ethical Complications III

Location: , 303

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:30pm - 1:45pm


Self-Determination theory suggests that people who feel related to others, competent, and autonomous show signs of greater psychological well-being and are more intrinsically motivated in a variety of areas.  People who have these basic needs satisfied are more likely to wholly dedicate themselves to volunteer activities and make decisions based on the good of others.  In this study, Self-Determination theory is applied to the field of behavioral economics.  I will examine the relationship between basic need satisfaction and people’s willingness to cooperate with others in a public good decision-making game.  This study applies psychological concepts to questions of economic, environmental, and social justice decision making.  

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Psychology

Presentation Topic: Environment

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Presenter(s): Blahut, Olivia Rose
Major(s): Psychology
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): McCauley, Michelle
Dept(s): Psychology

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