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Monopoly and Psychology

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Unless you've already seen John Green's new video on vlogbrothers then you might not know of a recent psychology study. Several Monopoly games were set up by psychologists. However the difference in this is that one person out of the players got a huge advantage at the start of the game, for example starting with more money. This led to the people who had the advantage to think that the game is more fair than it actually was and that they deserved that money. Similarly, studies have shown that rich people are less generous, less empathetic, and more likely to steal a candy from a baby. The reason why these people act in this way is because of the Just World Fallacy. We tend to believe, and perhaps can't help but believe that we get, or people in general get what they deserve in life. For example, for those who have cars/automobiles we might feel entitled, and that we deserve to ride/drive that car. But this behavior isn't just in the Wall Street bankers, it happens in everyone. In the same Monopoly study, it didn't matter who got the advantage, everyone behaved in a similar fashion.

What do you think? Thanks for reading and as always, don't forget to be awesome.

Comments

  1. GonadTheNomad's Avatar
    I know that feel.

    Pokemon showdown:

    "Drain punch? Fucking assholes."

    *Uses drain punch*
  2. Facilier's Avatar
    Fuk it Rich people don't make as many major crimes as non-wealthy people
    ITS A STUPID STUDY AND IM POOR
    Board Game =/= Life
  3. LAWLzoR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Wolf
    Fuk it Rich people don't make as many major crimes as non-wealthy people
    ITS A STUPID STUDY AND IM POOR
    Board Game =/= Life
    You're right, the board game is not life. However psychologists have found a link between the two. People in real life (including rich people) feel entitled to things and feel like they deserve their money, even if they simply inherited it.

    Please read these links for further info:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1416091.html
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/2...-less-ethical/
    Updated 08-13-2013 at 07:52 PM by LAWLzoR
  4. Uprising's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Wolf
    Board Game =/= Life
    Well, there is an actual board game called Life. But that's a completely different story.
  5. GonadTheNomad's Avatar
    That game lies.

    Babies do not come from the highway.