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.



Citation:

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.

Authors

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



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44 | 2016



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