Prudence, Personality, Cognitive Ability and Emotional State

Adriana Breaban, Gijs van de Kuilen, Charles Noussair

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Abstract

We report an experiment to consider the emotional correlates of prudent decision making. In the experiment, we present subjects with lotteries and measure their emotional response with facial recognition software. They then make binary choices between risky lotteries that distinguish prudent from imprudent individuals. They also perform tasks to measure their cognitive ability and a number of personality characteristics. We find that a more negative emotional state correlates with greater prudence. Higher cognitive ability and less conscientiousness is also associated with greater prudence.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconomics
Number of pages29
Volume2016-030
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2016

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2016-030

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Lottery
Emotion
Cognitive ability
Experiment
Correlates
Prudence
Software
Personality characteristics
Decision making
Emotional response
Binary choice
Conscientiousness

Keywords

  • emotions
  • prudence
  • personality
  • cognitive ability

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Breaban, A., van de Kuilen, G., & Noussair, C. (2016). Prudence, Personality, Cognitive Ability and Emotional State. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2016-030). Tilburg: Economics.
Breaban, Adriana ; van de Kuilen, Gijs ; Noussair, Charles. / Prudence, Personality, Cognitive Ability and Emotional State. Tilburg : Economics, 2016. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Tilburg : Economics, 2016. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2016-030).

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