About this Research Topic
Against this backdrop, this Research Topic aims to recruit international talent and gather state-of-the-art scholarly work or theory development on neurophysiological studies of emotions in human social decision-making to develop an overarching framework by synthesizing different perspectives and empirical findings. Potential contributions include but are not limited to empirical research, theory, new perspective development, reviews, and meta-analysis evaluating the recent progress in the neuropsychology of emotions in human social decision-making. The topics may involve trust, reciprocity, altruism, fairness, revenge, direct and indirect social punishment, social norm conformity, social learning, cooperation and competition, reward and reinforcement, pain and punishment, self-regulation, investment decisions, and health interventions. We hope that articles on this Research Topic altogether will serve as an impetus for moving this field forward by revealing neural and psychological mechanisms of emotional processing in social decision-making.
Keywords: social decision-making, trust, cooperation, reciprocity, neuroscience, hormones, emotions, affects, genes
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