Dataset for paper entitled "Do emotions benefit investment decisions? Anticipatory emotion and investment decisions in non-professional investors"



This dataset contains behavioural performance and psychophysiological data from four trading games created by Dr Neal Hinvest and Dr Richard Fairchild. The games present participants with the opportunity to invest in a share or keep money in the "bank". The dataset contains data on individuals behaviour while playing the stock market. Measures such as amounts invested insnares and the bank were recorded. Participant performance such as returns made per trial were created. Skin Conductance Response (SCR) was measured while playing the games to measure anticipatory emotion, a covert emotion signal that impacts upon decision-making. Self-reported emotion felt during the tasks was measured via provision of several instances of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS, Watson et al., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54(6), 1063-1070).
Date made available9 Dec 2021
PublisherUniversity of Bath

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