The psychology of (in)effective giving
When people buy products or pursue self-interested goals, they take care to make cost-effective choices, but when they donate to charity, they don’t. Why is that? Why don’t people donate effectively? We are empirically investigating the psychological barriers to effective giving by analysing people’s biases, motivations and misconceptions surrounding charitable giving. A deeper understanding of these limitations will help us to develop countermeasures.
Date: 4 May 2018, 12:00 (Friday, 2nd week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbe's Street OX1 1PT
Venue Details: Suite 5 - Petrov Room, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbes Street. At the entrance, buzz for the Future of Humanity Institute. Suite 5 is on the 1st floor.
Speakers: Dr Stefan Schubert, Lucius Caviola (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Faculty of Philosophy
Organisers: Hayden Wilkinson (University of Oxford), Dr Michelle Hutchinson (University of Oxford), Prof Hilary Greaves (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Global Priorities Seminars
Topics: Altruism, Altruism--Psychological aspects, Humanitarianism, Psychology
Booking required?: Not required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Michelle Hutchinson