Social discounting underlies individual altruistic decision-making, and it is frequently measured as the amount of hypothetical money one is willing to forgo for another person as a function of social distance. In the classic social discounting task, individual participants are asked to imagine their friends along a continuum of social distance, that is then used to estimate participant’s social discounting rate. While an ever-growing proportion of social interactions takes place over social media, no research has yet characterized social discounting in that context.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-49)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology