Komiya, & Mifune (2015)

Komiya, A.(小宮あすか), & Mifune, N.(三船恒裕) (2015).
An individual difference in betrayal aversion: Prosociality predicts more risky choices in social but not natural domains.
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 6(1), 5-8.
doi: 10.5178/lebs.2015.33
The present study investigated the relationship between betrayal aversion, i.e., the tendency to avoid specifically social risks (and not non-social, or “natural” risks), and social value orientation using economic games. Participants engaged in the Faith Game, which requires social trust, and a standard gambling game. Individuals denoted as “proself” were less likely to choose the risky option during the Faith Game as compared to individuals noted as “prosocial”; there was no difference between the groups during the gambling game. We discuss these results in terms of individual differences in betrayal aversion.