Accession Number : AD0618115

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF VARYING PAY-OFF VALUES UPON SHARING BEHAVIOR IN A TWO-PERSON INTERACTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s) : Bachrach,Arthur J. ; Witters,Donald R. ; Fleming-Holland,Andree

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MOTIVATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE