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What does the Ultimatum Game mean in the real world?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 December 2005

Randolph C. Grace*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Simon Kemp*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract

The predictive validity of the ultimatum game (UG) for cross-cultural differences in real-world behavior has not yet been established. We discuss results of a recent meta-analysis (Oosterbeek et al 2004), which examined UG behavior across large-scale societies and found that the mean percent offers rejected was positively correlated with social expenditure.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2005

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