nep-neu New Economics Papers
on Neuroeconomics
Issue of 2015‒10‒10
two papers chosen by

  1. Are individuals with higher cognitive ability expected to play more strategically? By Juan M. Benito-Ostolaza; Penélope Hernández; Juan A. Sanchis-Llopis
  2. The Effects of 16 Weeks Anger Management Training on Volleyball Playing Teenage Girls By Mustafa Y; Nazmi Bayköse; Güney Çetinkaya

  1. By: Juan M. Benito-Ostolaza (Department of Economics, Universidad Pública de Navarra); Penélope Hernández (Universitat de València and ERICES, Spain); Juan A. Sanchis-Llopis (Universitat de València and ERICES, Spain)
    Abstract: This paper experimentally analyzes the relationship between cognitive abilities and strategic behavior. In our experiment, individuals play in a sequential game where computing the equilibrium is challenging. After playing the game, we measure the individual's cognitive ability using the Raven's test. The results we obtain reveal that the number of strategic decisions (played in the sequential game) increases signicantly among the individuals with higher cognitive ability (measured by the Raven's test), as compared to those with lower cognitive ability. These results conrm that individuals with higher cognitive abilities play more strategically.
    Keywords: Strategic Behavior, Cognitive abilities, Raven test, Experiments.
    JEL: A12 C72 C91
    Date: 2015–10
  2. By: Mustafa Y (Akdeniz university); Nazmi Bayköse (Akdeniz university); Güney Çetinkaya (Akdeniz University)
    Abstract: The goal of this study is to research the effects of a 16 weeks anger management training on volleyball playing teenage girls. It is searched that whether The Anger Management Programme (TAMP) is effective on girl players between 16 - 18 ages, prepared according to the principles and methods of the cognitive behavior approach. The research is an experimental study suitable to "pre-test-post-test" modelling with a control group which analyzes whether TAMP reduces the level of anger or not. The pre-test scores of the experimental and control groups are being compared to "t test" and there is not any significant difference. Then, the players in the experimental group were applied a 90 minutes' cognitive behavior approach control programme for 16 weeks. During the implementation of the programme, therapeutics conditions were provided and some cognitive elements like as faith, thought and perception were emphasized. Then breathing exercises and relaxation techniques were practiced and the illogical thinking and beliefs, underlying the anger, were tried to be changed. After the experiment, the control and experimental groups were given State Trait Anger Scale once again. In the group, there are 60 teenage girls (Xage=17,20±,80). The State Trait Anger Scale is used to reach the study's goal which was developed by Spielberger (1983). While analyzing and interpreting the data, descriptive statistics techniques and Paired-Sample T-Test are used. In the study, the consistent level of anger of the experimental group pre-test (23,73±3,30) and post-test (23,53±2,43), the level of anger control pre-test (19,73±2,07) and post-test (22,10±1,47), intrinsic anger levels pre-test (28,20±2,16) and post-test (25,57±1,87) and extrinsic anger levels pre-test (20,70±2,34) and post-test (18,46±1,78). The difference among the average scorings are significant (P<0,05).In this study; TAMP is applied which aims to assist the teenage volleyball player girls aged between 16-18 to control the level of their anger and to become skillful at using the appropriate stress managing strategies. In the study; when the experimental groups were compared to the control groups with regards to consistent anger level, intrinsic anger, extrinsic anger, and controlling their anger, it was seen that the levels of consistent anger, intrinsic anger and extrinsic anger of the students in the experimental group were reduced significantly and the level of anger control were increased significantly compared to the students in the control group. The research findings of this study show parallelism with the findings of the some studies in literature.
    Keywords: anger, girls, volleyball players
    JEL: L83

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