Special Issue "Advances in Behavioral Economics: Empathy and Happiness"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: behavioral economics; empathy; behavioral public policy; behavioral environmental economics; environmental conservation
A search for the words “empathy” and “happiness” in the journal Games returns no results (as of writing this call). This Special Issue will try to fill this gap. Human reciprocity, trust, cooperation, reputation, envy, guilt, fairness, and morality have been successfully defined and modeled in games. Empathy and happiness, despite their importance in decision-making, have received relatively little attention in game theory and experimental studies. Typically, we use games and experiments to observe individual behavior and, through clever experimental design, infer the likely channel that caused said behavior. This research often fails to assess directly how individuals actually feel about their choices: are they happy with them? For humans, however, experienced feelings and emotions are often equally or more important than their choices and outcomes. We believe that this Special Issue will provide a great forum to discuss and evaluate the role of empathy and happiness in decision-making and to promote stimulating research in this field.
Dr. Natalia V. Czap
Dr. Hans J. Czap
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