Endorsing Help For Others That You Oppose For Yourself: Mind Perception Guides Support For Paternalism

We propose that support for paternalistic aid depends in part on people’s subtle inferences about the mental capacities—self-control and rationality—of those being helped. In five experiments, we manipulate people’s beliefs about their own and others’ mental capacities and demonstrate these beliefs influence endorsement of paternalistic policies.


Juliana Schroeder, Adam Waytz, and Nicholas Epley (2016) ,"Endorsing Help For Others That You Oppose For Yourself: Mind Perception Guides Support For Paternalism", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau, Stefano Puntoni, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 201-206.


Juliana Schroeder, University of California Berkeley, USA
Adam Waytz, Northwestern University, USA
Nicholas Epley, University of Chicago, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44 | 2016

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