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When helping is risky: the behavioral and neurobiological tradeoff of social and risk preferences

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Helping others can entail risks for the helper. For example, when treating infectious patients, medical volunteers risk their own health. In such situations, helping-decisions should depend on the individual’s valuation of others’ well-being (social preferences) and the degree of personal risk the individual finds acceptable (risk preferences). We investigate how these distinct preferences are psychologically and neurobiologically integrated when helping is risky. We used incentivized decisio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/09567976211015942

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9373-9549
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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0000-0002-1805-9399
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Science Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
11
Pages:
1842-1855
Publication date:
2021-10-27
Acceptance date:
2021-04-16
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EISSN:
1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1172575
Local pid:
pubs:1172575
Deposit date:
2021-04-20

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