Does social value orientation (as measured by the Triple Dominance Measure) allow us to predict people’s decisions in situations where their decisions could affect a large number of unknown persons

Assessment details 
• Use the articles below as the basis for your review. Your review should build an argument that leads logically to your hypotheses. Your review should also address the following points: 
o What is the principle of rational self-interest or rational egoism? 
o What is social value orientation? 
o Psychologists have argued that rational self-interest does not accurately describe motives in human social interactions. Describe/define the three orientations discussed in Van Lange et al.’s 1997 journal article.
o What does the term “dispositional” mean in the context of Van Lange and colleagues’ conceptualisation of social value orientation? 
• Your Induction should finish with your four clear hypotheses. 
• You must develop FOUR hypotheses covering the following: 
1. For the road proposal, you must hypothesise: 
a. which of the three orientations you would you expect to be the most supportive of the road proposal, and 
b. which of the three orientations you would expect to be the least supportive of the road proposal. 
2. For the train proposal, you must hypothesise: 
a. which of the three orientations you would expect to be the most supportive of the train proposal, and 
b. which of the three orientations you would expect to be the least supportive the train proposal. 
3. Describe the study design and the process by which the data were collected (Methods section). 
4. Plot graphs of your data and describe what they show (Results section). 
5. Write a Discussion, where you state whether the data are consistent with your hypotheses, as well as discuss the implications of your findings, and critique the study.
6. Data have been provided (below Survey Results) so you can examine your research hypotheses. 
7. Abstract summarising the whole report using a very concise, and highly prescriptive structure. 
8. Citations and Reference: Make sure you correctly cite all of the papers you discuss in the report.

Journal Article: Development of prosocial, individualistic, and competitive orientations: theory and preliminary evidence 
Authors: Paul Van Lange, Wilma Otten, Ellen De Bruin, and Jeffrey Joireman 
Journal: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 
Details: Published 1997, Vol 73, No 4, Pages 733-746 

Book Chapter: Self-interest and beyond: Principles of social interaction 
Authors: Paul Van Lange, David De Cremer, Eric Van Dijk, and Mark Van Vugt 
In the book: Social Psychology – Handbook of Basic Principles 
Edited by: A.W. Kruglanski and E.T. Higgins 
Year: 2007
Pages: 540-561 

Balliet, D., Parks, C., & Joireman, J. (2009). Social Value Orientation and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas: A Meta-Analysis. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 12(4), 533-547. 
Bogaert, S., Boone, C., & Declerck, C. (2008). Social value orientation and cooperation in social dilemmas: A review and conceptual model. British Journal Of Social Psychology, 47(3), 453-480.×244970 
Messick, D., & McClintock, C. (1968). Motivational bases of choice in experimental games. Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 4(1), 1-25. 
Ramachandran, V. (2012). Encyclopedia of human behavior. Boston: Academic Press.

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