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HARKing: Hypothesizing After the Results are Known
- N. Kerr
- PsychologyPersonality and Social Psychology Review
- 1 August 1998
It is conceded that the question of whether HARKing's costs exceed its benefits is a complex one that ought to be addressed through research, open discussion, and debate.
Group performance and decision making.
Recent trends in group performance research have found that process gains as well as losses are possible, and both are frequently explained by situational and procedural contexts that differentially affect motivation and resource coordination.
Motivation losses in small groups: a social dilemma analysis
- N. Kerr
- 1 October 1983
Theory developed to account for behavior in social dilemmas—situations in which - the rational pursuit of self-interest can lead to collective disaster—was applied to the analysis of group…
An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations
Foreword Part I. Introduction and Theory: 1. Interpersonal situations: the context of social behavior 2. Outcome interdependence 3. Interaction conditions and person factors 4. Exploring the…
Dispensability of member effort and group motivation losses: Free-rider effects
Three experiments tested the hypothesis that group members exert less effort as the perceived dispensability of their efforts for group success increases. The resultant motivation losses were termed…
Group Process, Group Decision, Group Action
Series forewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionSocial facilitationIndividual vs group processTask motivation in groupsSocial influence and conformityExtremity in groupsSocial combination…
Communication, commitment, and cooperation in social dilemma.
Intragroup communication promotes cooperation in social dilemmas. Two explanations are plausible: discussion may (1) enhance feelings of group identity or (2) induce commitments to cooperate. Some…
Illusions of efficacy: The effects of group size on perceived efficacy in social dilemmas.
- N. Kerr
- 1 July 1989
Pretrial publicity, judicial remedies, and jury bias
Although past research has established pretrial publicity's potential to bias juror judgment, there has been less attention given to the effectiveness of judicial remedies for combatting such biases.…
"Me versus just us versus us all" categorization and cooperation in nested social dilemmas.
This study examines participants' simultaneous weighing of 3 nested interests and shows that increasing the salience of social categorization of any level of the hierarchy increases participants' concern for and contributions to the corresponding level of interest.