ICES Experimental Economics Brown Bag Lecture

Motivated Beliefs and Future Efforts

Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Online Location, Zoom Meeting

ICES Experimental Economics Brown Bag Lecture

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) presents an ICES Brown Bag Lecture featuring:

Kun Qian

George Mason University

Motivated Beliefs and Future Efforts

 

Please contact ICES Office Manager (sbahabib@gmu.edu) for Zoom link.

 

Abstract

Recent researches showed that belief is biased toward the positive side. These researches underline the importance of motivation toward self-image. However, several points of the motivated beliefs remain interesting: What is motivating beliefs? What is the relationship between motivated beliefs and future efforts? In this paper, we set up an experiment to try to answer the questions above. We try to go one step beyond to distinguish between the motivation-based theory of self-confidence and the hedonic or self-image alternatives to give a more clear picture of how people form beliefs.

 

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