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Essays in decision making and beliefs

<p> This dissertation examines decisions and belief formation in a variety of experimental settings. Chapter 1 examines how individuals form self-serving beliefs to justify selfish actions against others. The second chapter investigates how social and self-image can affect an individual&rsquo;s decision to be charitable. The third chapter uses the mobile application Prometheus to conduct a field-style experiment to study how individuals search for information, process information and ultimately make a decision using various types of information.</p>
Date28 June 2016
CreatorsSanchez, Alison Lee
PublisherUniversity of California, San Diego
Detected LanguageEnglish

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