‘Shocking’ study says unfair games feel fair if you’re winning

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As someone who reads over various types of scientific research and studies on a daily basis, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of when a study has something interesting to say. When it doesn’t, I won’t bother writing about it, but a recent paper published in Science Advances offers conclusions so obvious I feel like it’s my duty to point out how funny it is.

The study looked at the attitudes of players participating in an unfair card game. The game, which was obviously and transparently rigged to give a previous winner a huge advantage, was seen as mostly fair by the winners and mostly unfair by the losers.

Yeah, that’s pretty much it.

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‘Shocking’ study says unfair games feel fair if you’re winning originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 23:33:03 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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