Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Three studies explored the processes by which different types of shared resources were consumed by group members. Subjects shared physical, spatial, and temporal resources. The resources were arranged in either a partitioned or nonpartitioned form. Subjects did so with an implied withdrawal of either onethird or one-twelfth and while participating in either a sharing or an accuracy instruction. Results for each resource provided partial support for a deliberate motive of greed and an inadvertent overestimation bias affecting subjects' withdrawals. The results also suggest that different types of resources may be consumed according to different criteria. Suggestions are made for methodological changes and further analyses which may increase support for the factors shown to affect people's resource consumption decisions.
Herlocker, Caryn E., "When the equality rule is violated : factors affecting consumption of physical, spatial and temporal resources" (1990). Honors Theses. 535.