Does short-term hunger increase trust and trustworthiness in a high trust society?

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Rantapuska , E , Freese , R I , Jääskeläinen , I & Hytönen , K 2017 , ' Does short-term hunger increase trust and trustworthiness in a high trust society? ' , Frontiers in Psychology , vol. 8 , 1944 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01944

Title: Does short-term hunger increase trust and trustworthiness in a high trust society?
Author: Rantapuska, Elias; Freese, Riitta Irene; Jääskeläinen, Iiro; Hytönen, Kaisa
Contributor organization: Department of Food and Nutrition
Nutrition Science
Date: 2017-11-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Frontiers in Psychology
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01944
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/231269
Abstract: We build on the social heuristics hypothesis, the literature on the glucose model of self-control, and recent challenges on these hypotheses to investigate whether individuals exhibit a change in degree of trust and reciprocation after consumption of a meal. We induce short-term manipulation of hunger followed by the trust game and a decision on whether to leave personal belongings in an unlocked and unsupervised room. Our results are inconclusive. While, we report hungry individuals trusting and reciprocating more than those who have just consumed a meal in a high trust society, we fail to reject the null with small number of observations (N = 101) and experimental sessions (N = 8). In addition, we find no evidence of short-term hunger having an impact on charitable giving or decisions in public good game.
Subject: 511 Economics
515 Psychology
416 Food Science
trust
reciprocity
trustworthiness
hunger
glucose
social heuristic hypothesis
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