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Validity and Mechanical Turk: An assessment of exclusion methods and interactive experiments
It is found that insufficient attention is no more a problem among MTurk samples than among other commonly used convenience or high-quality commercial samples, and that MTurK participants buy into interactive experiments and trust researchers as much as participants in laboratory studies. Expand
The psychology of coordination and common knowledge.
Results support the hypothesis that people represent common knowledge as a distinct cognitive category that licenses them to coordinate with others for mutual gain and discuss how this hypothesis can provide a unified explanation for diverse phenomena in human social life. Expand
Recursive mentalizing and common knowledge in the bystander effect.
The results demonstrate that the bystander effect may result not from a mere diffusion of responsibility but specifically from actors' strategic computations. Expand
Common knowledge, coordination, and strategic mentalizing in human social life
It is shown that people are highly sensitive to the distinction between common knowledge and mere private or shared knowledge, and that they deploy this distinction strategically in diverse social situations that have the structure of coordination games, including market cooperation, innuendo, bystander intervention, attributions of charitability, self-conscious emotions, and moral condemnation. Expand
Common knowledge, coordination, and the logic of self-conscious emotions
⁎ Corresponding author at: Department of Psycholog James Hall 964, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 E-mail address: kylethomas@post.harvard.edu (K.A. Th 1 An analysis of knowledge of socialExpand
The Medieval Space: Early Medieval Documents as Stages
Peter Brook begins the second chapter of The Empty Space, “The Holy Theatre,” with a lament for the loss of sacred approaches to theatre; approaches that satisfy a community's need to make visibleExpand
Maimonides’ Ladder: States of Mutual Knowledge and the Perception of Charitability
These experiments provide insight into why people care about how a donor gives, not just how much, and showed that participants’ judgments of charitability flip depending on whose perspective they take: Observers disapprove of donations that they would prefer as beneficiaries. Expand
An Indecent Proposal: The Dual Functions of Indirect Speech
The motorist who bribes the police officer with winks and nudges may not only avoid public punishment but also maintain the sense that his actions are morally permissible. Expand
A Slippery Slope: Estimated Slant of Hills Increases with Distance
It is determined that both verbal and proprioceptive reports of slope are overestimates that increase logarithmically with distance from the observer, contradicting both theories. Expand