### Decision-Making Experiment: Choices between Gambles

This is a study of decision making in which you can gamble without risk and perhaps even win some money, if you are lucky. At the same time, your participation in this study can help scientists in the Decision Research Center learn more about how people make choices. Decide first if you want to participate. You must be over 18, and each person can participate only once. Scroll down and look over the questionnaire. It usually takes about 5-10 minutes.

We will notify you by email if you are a winner.

Country:

Age: You must be over 18 years to participate.

Are you Male or Female?

Female
Male

Education (in years).
If you are a high school graduate, put 12.
If you are a college graduate, put 16.
If you have a doctorate degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.), put 20.
Education: Years.

Now, look at the first choice, No. 1, below. Would you rather play:

A: fifty-fifty chance of winning either \$100 or \$0 (nothing),
OR
B: fifty-fifty chance to win either \$35 or \$25.

Think of probability as the number of tickets in a bag containing 100 tickets, divided by 100. Each of 100 tickets is identical, except for a number from 1 to 100 that is printed on it. The prize depends on the ticket number drawn at random from the bag. Gamble A has 50 tickets that win \$100 and 50 that win \$0, so the probability to win \$100 is .50 and the probability to get \$0 is .50. If someone reaches in bag A, half the time they will draw a number from 1 to 50 and win \$0 and half the time they will draw a number from 51 to 100 and win \$100. But in this study, you only get to play a gamble once, so the prize will be either \$0 or \$100. Gamble B's bag has 100 tickets also, but # 1-50 win \$25 and #51-100 win \$35. Bag B thus guarantees at least \$25, but the most you can win is \$35. Some will prefer A and others will prefer B. To mark your choice, click the button next to A or B. Notice that the dot next to No. 1 will empty and fill in the button next to your choice.

For each choice below, click the button beside the gamble you would rather play. On June 21, 2004, after people have finished their choices, three people will be selected randomly to play one gamble for real money. One trial will be selected randomly from the 20 trials, and if you were the lucky person, you will get to play the gamble you chose on the trial selected. You might win as much as \$110. Any one of the 20 choices might be the one you get to play, so choose carefully.

For example, suppose you are selected to receive a prize, and that Choice No. 1 is randomly selected as the trial you get to play. If you had chosen A, and if your randomly selected ticket number was #37, you would win \$0, but if you had selected B and the ticket number was #37, you would win \$25. However, if your ticket number was #77, then you would win \$100 if you had selected A and \$35 if you had selected B. Every ticket number from #1 to #100 is equally likely to be selected.

Winners will be notified by email. Offer void where prohibited by law.

 1. choose Prizes (\$) Depend on Ticket Number (#) Drawn as follows: A: #1-50 #51-100 win \$100 win \$0 B: #1-50 #51-100 win \$35 win \$25

 2. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ C: #1-50 #51-100 win \$100 win \$0 D: #1-50 #51-100 win \$45 win \$35

 3. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ E: #1-20 #21-50 #51-100 win \$100 win \$96 win \$50 F: #1-20 #21-50 #51-100 win \$100 win \$62 win \$50

 4. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ G: #1-10 #11-60 #61-100 \$108 \$12 \$2 H: #1-10 #11-60 #61-100 \$108 \$96 \$2

 5. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ I: #1-90 #91-95 #96-100 \$96 \$14 \$12 J: #1-85 #86-90 #91-100 \$96 \$90 \$12

 6. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ K: #1-10 #11-20 #21-100 \$44 \$40 \$2 L: #1-10 #11-20 #21-100 \$98 \$10 \$2

 7. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ M: #1-91 #92-94 #95-100 \$99 \$96 \$6 N: #1-94 #95-97 #98-100 \$99 \$8 \$6

 8. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ O: #1-20 #21-100 \$44 \$10 P: #1-10 #11-100 \$98 \$10

 9. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ Q: #1-80 #81-100 \$98 \$40 R: #1-90 #91-100 \$98 \$10

 10. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ S: #1-80 #81-90 #91-100 \$110 \$44 \$40 T: #1-80 #81-90 #91-100 \$110 \$98 \$10

 11. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ U: #1-85 #86-90 #91-95 #96-100 \$96 \$96 \$14 \$12 V: #1-85 #86-90 #91-95 #96-100 \$96 \$90 \$12 \$12

 12. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ W: #1-90 #91-95 #96-100 \$106 \$96 \$12 X: #1-90 #91-95 #96-100 \$106 \$52 \$48

 13. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ Y: #1-91 #92-94 #95-97 #98-100 \$99 \$96 \$6 \$6 Z: #1-91 #92-94 #95-97 #98-100 \$99 \$99 \$8 \$6

 14. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ a: #1-95 #96-100 \$96 \$12 b: #1-90 #91-100 \$96 \$48

 15. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ c: #1-100 \$1 (\$1 for sure) d: #1 #2-100 \$100 \$0

 16. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ e: #1-100 \$3 (\$3 for sure) f: #1 #2-100 \$100 \$0

 17. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ g: #1-5 #6-10 #11-100 \$96 \$12 \$3 h: #1-5 #6-10 #11-100 \$52 \$48 \$3

 18. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ i: #1-100 \$90 (\$90 for sure) j: #1-99 #100 \$100 \$0

 19. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ k: #1-100 \$96 (\$96 for sure) l: #1-99 #100 \$100 \$0

 20. choose Ticket Numbers # / Prizes \$ m: #1-5 #6-100 \$96 \$12 n: #1-10 #11-100 \$52 \$12

21. Have you ever read a scientific paper (i.e., a journal article or book) on the theory of decision making or on the psychology of decision making?

No. Never.
Yes, I have.

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