THE EFFECTS OF VARYING PAY-OFF VALUES UPON SHARING BEHAVIOR IN A TWO-PERSON INTERACTION.
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE
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In a two-person situation in which the reinforcement money of vocalization by one individual has a detrimental reinforcement effect upon the other individual, this study demonstrates that the first individual may sacrifice his own reinforcement by sharing it with the other. The degree of such self sacrifice via sharing in the laboratory was shown to be a function of the cost involved. Author