Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2654
Title: Effect of computer-simulated leaders’ compromise on members’ emotional state and protest behavior
Authors: Dias, Carina
Pinto, Isabel R.
Marques, José M.
Paiva, Tiago O.
Barbosa, Fernando
Cardoso, Sónia G.
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: PsychArchives
Abstract: Participants (N = 119) played the "Dictator Game” (computer mediated) with two bogus computer-simulated players, one of whom, the Dictator, distributed money across ten trials, either as extremely unfair (Inflexible Dictator) or being less unfair (Flexible Dictator). The other player either protested against (Protest condition) or did not react (Apathy condition) to the dictator’s decision, after each trial. We measured participants’ self-reported anger and disinterest, physiological skin conductance (SCL) and heart rate (HR), number and type of comments directed to the Dictator. Anger and number of comments were lower in the Apathy than in the Protest condition. Participants’ SCL, HR, and protest comments decreased in the Apathy condition, and increased in the Protest condition. Protest assumed a more punitive tone in the Inflexible than in the Flexible Dictator condition. We discuss these results’ contribution to understand individuals’ motivation to engage in protest and apathy, and the role of emotions in that process.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/2269
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2654
Citation: Dias, C., Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Paiva, T. O., Barbosa, F., & Cardoso, S. G. (2019). Effect of computer-simulated leaders’ compromise on members’ emotional state and protest behavior [Data set]. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.2654
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