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Loss of control is not necessary to induce behavioral consequences of deprivation: The case of religious fasting during Ramadan

  • Mostafa Salari Rad (a1) and Jeremy Ginges (a1)

Pepper & Nettle argue that the more present-oriented behavior associated with a low socioeconomic status is an adaptive response to having relatively little control over the future. However, a study of fasters during Ramadan shows that self-imposed deprivation, which carries no implications regarding the ability to realize deferred rewards, is associated with loss and risk aversion.

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