Eugenio Proto

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    Individuals tend to see themselves as more ‘average’ than is the case

Individuals tend to see themselves as more ‘average’ than is the case

A subtle form of self-deception leads us to believe that others are like us in many respects even when they are not. Experimental research by Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi finds that ‘self-centred’ perceptions are ubiquitous, in the sense that an individual’s beliefs about the rest of the population depend on his or her own position in that distribution.

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David Cameron should pay attention to the “Happiness” of British citizens; it will help him win the next general election

Research by Federica Liberini, Eugenio Proto and Michela Redoano finds that Subjective Wellbeing (or ‘happiness’) measures have a good explanatory power in predicting voting behavior/ They also show that voters are not able to separate the source/cause of their wellbeing when they decide whom to vote for. Their results imply that governments should produce better and more comprehensive measures for wellbeing, and they […]