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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (9): 1545-1552.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.0545

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Making decisions for others: Multi-dimensional psychological mechanisms and decision feelings

LU Jingyi*(), SHANG Xuesong   

  1. School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2017-12-24 Online:2018-09-15 Published:2018-07-30
  • Contact: Jingyi LU


Individuals frequently make decisions for others in management consulting firms, investment agency companies, and daily lives. Therefore, investigating how people make decisions for others has become one of the most important issues of research concern. However, existing research has investigated the psychological mechanisms of people who make decision for others from an intrapersonal perspective with the lack of an interpersonal perspective. Besides, prior research has mainly focused on decision outcomes, but neglected decision feelings. The present research explores (1) the intrapersonal and interpersonal mechanisms of people who make decisions for others; (2) the decision feelings of people who make decisions for others, and the effect of their psychological mechanisms on decision feelings; and (3) the role of individual difference on psychological mechanisms and decision feelings. We aim to establish a model of multi-dimensional psychological mechanisms and psychological feelings for people who make decisions for others.

Key words: self-other decision making, social decision, interpersonal mechanism, decision feeling, individual difference

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