8 mai 2019
Charles Bellemare, professeur au département d'économique, publiera dans la revue Journal of Economic Psychology un article intitulé "Guilt aversion in economics and psychology", co-écrit avec Alexander Sebald (University of Copenhague) et Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg University).
Ci-dessous, le résumé en anglais :
In recent years guilt and guilt aversion have become prominent concepts in economics and psychology. Although related to the same emotional phenomenon, these concepts differ across both fields. Economists highlight the role of higher-order beliefs in their characterization of guilt aversion, whereas psychologists define guilt as a broader moral sentiment. In our analysis we empirically investigate whether the concept of guilt aversion in economics is related to the psychological characterization of the same phenomenon. That is, we report correlations between guilt sensitivities measured within a framework of psychological
games most common in economics and guilt sensitivities measured using a questionnaire (TOSCA-3) common in psychology. We find that both measures correlate well and significantly in two different social interactions. We further identify a small subset of the TOSCA-3 questionnaire which can be easily distributed in surveys as proxy measures for economic guilt sensitivities.