Framing to reduce present bias in infrastructure design intentions

Patrick I. Hancock, Leidy Klotz, Tripp Shealy, Eric J. Johnson, Elke U. Weber, Katelyn Stenger, Richa Vuppuluri

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Infrastructure professionals (N = 261) were randomly assigned to either a future or present-framed project description and asked to recommend design attributes for an infrastructure project. The future-framed condition led professionals to propose a significantly longer infrastructure design life, useful life to the community, and acceptable return on financial investment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103954
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 18 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


  • Civil engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Interdisciplinary application studies
  • Sociology


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