Capuchin monkeys do not show human-like pricing effects

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Catapano, Rhia ; Buttrick, Nicholas ; Widness, Jane ; Goldstein, Robin ; Santos, Laurie R. (2014)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 5 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01330, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01330/full, pmc: PMC4252633
  • Subject: capuchin monkeys | Cebus apella | comparative cognition | evolutionary origins | Psychology | pricing effects | decision bias | Neuroscience | Original Research Article | BF1-990

Recent work in judgment and decision-making has shown that a good's price can have irrational effects on people's preferences. People tend to prefer goods that cost more money and assume that such expensive goods will be more effective, even in cases where the price of ... View more
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