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  • Influence
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
People typically find bets less attractive when the probability of receiving a prize is more vague or ambiguous (Ellsberg, 1961). According to Fox and Tversky’s (1995) comparative ignoranceExpand
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The trouble with overconfidence.
The authors present a reconciliation of 3 distinct ways in which the research literature has defined overconfidence: (a) overestimation of one's actual performance, (b) overplacement of one'sExpand
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The Dirt on Coming Clean: Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest
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Conflicts Of Interest And The Case Of Auditor Independence: Moral Seduction And Strategic Issue Cycling
A series of financial scandals revealed a key weakness in the American business model: the failure of the U.S. auditing system to deliver true independence. We offer a two-tiered analysis of whatExpand
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Why good accountants do bad audits.
On July 30, President Bush signed into law the Sarbanes-Oxley Act addressing corporate accountability. A response to recent financial scandals, the law tightened federal controls over the accountingExpand
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Error and bias in comparative judgment: on being both better and worse than we think we are.
  • D. Moore, D. Small
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 June 2007
People believe that they are better than others on easy tasks and worse than others on difficult tasks. In previous attempts to explain these better-than-average and worse-than-average effects,Expand
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Not so Above Average After All: When People Believe They are Worse than Average and its Implications for Theories of Bias in Social Comparison
Recent research calls into question the generally accepted conclusion that people believe themselves to be above average on desirable behaviors and abilities. This paper reviews the new theories thatExpand
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A status-enhancement account of overconfidence.
In explaining the prevalence of the overconfident belief that one is better than others, prior work has focused on the motive to maintain high self-esteem, abetted by biases in attention, memory, andExpand
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Myopic social prediction and the solo comparison effect.
  • D. Moore, T. G. Kim
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 December 2003
Four experiments explored the psychological processes by which people make comparative social judgments. Each participant chose how much money to wager on beating an opponent on either a difficult orExpand
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When Sunlight Fails to Disinfect: Understanding the Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure is often proposed as a remedy for conflicts of interest, but it can backfire, hurting those whom it is intended to protect. Building on our prior research, we introduce a conceptual modelExpand
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