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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, David M.en
dc.creatorHill, Sarah Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T23:13:55Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T23:13:55Zen
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifierb68630669en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/2878en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe following will explore multiple evolutionary psychological hypotheses, all of which bear on the nature of human satisfaction. I first address human decision-making across multiple domains of resource competition, hypothesizing that preferences for goods in some domains are not judged according to absolute amounts of resource holdings, but rather on how much one has compared to others —a positional bias. Studies 1 and 2 will explore the positional bias and how it affects men’s and women’s decision-making behaviors. I will then address one of the human motivational systems likely involved in facilitating behavior that is consistent with the positional bias: the emotion of envy. Studies 3, 4, and 5 will explore sex differences in men’s and women’s envy experiences and the role played by envy in social memory. The current studies present new data that provide novel insights into the nature of satisfaction, well-being, and important decision-making processes that guide human social behavior in a variety of domains.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshDecision making--Sex differencesen
dc.subject.lcshEnvy--Sex differencesen
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingen
dc.subject.lcshEnvyen
dc.subject.lcshSatisfactionen
dc.titleDissatisfied by design: the evolution of discontenten
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen
dc.identifier.oclc165288722en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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