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Does the “incentive hope” hypothesis explain food-wasting behavior among humans? Yes and no

  • Michał Misiak (a1), Piotr Sorokowski (a1) and Maciej Karwowski (a1)


In this commentary, we discuss how the “incentive hope” hypothesis explains differences in food-wasting behaviors among humans. We stress that the role of relevant ecological characteristics should be taken into consideration together with the incentive hope hypothesis: population mobility, animal domestication, and food-wasting visibility.



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