The effect of diliberating [i.e. deliberating] dilemmas on decision-making as measured by the Iowa Gambling Task

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Laura C. Boettcher (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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william overman

Abstract: Decision-making research using the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) has uncovered gender differences in performance. Men’s scores on the IGT are significantly higher than women’s scores. Previous research established that reading Personal Moral dilemmas during performance of the IGT increased women’s scores equal to that of men. The proposed research looks to answer the questions; will women’s performance increase when the Personal Moral dilemmas are read prior to performing the IGT and will Non Moral dilemmas also increase performance? Gender differences are eliminated in all conditions. Women’s scores on the IGT are increased in all conditions when dilemmas are read prior to the IGT.

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A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Decision making, Sex differences
Decision making
Sex differences

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