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Accounting for the effects of accountability.
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This article reviews the now extensive research literature addressing the impact of accountability on a wide range of social judgments and choices and highlights the utility of treating thought as a process of internalized dialogue and the importance of documenting social and institutional boundary conditions on putative cognitive biases. Expand
The psychology of the unthinkable: taboo trade-offs, forbidden base rates, and heretical counterfactuals.
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Although the results fit the sacred-value-protection model (SVPM) better than rival formulations, the SVPM must draw on cross-cultural taxonomies of relational schemata to specify normative boundaries on thought. Expand
The Impact of Accountability on Judgment and Choice: Toward A Social Contingency Model
Publisher Summary This chapter advances to a testable middle-range theory predicated on the politician metaphor: the social contingency model of judgment and choice. This model does not map neatly inExpand
Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions
  • P. Tetlock
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 July 2003
TLDR
Research shows that, although people do respond with moral outrage to taboo trade-offs, they often acquiesce when secular violations of sacred values are rhetorically reframed as routine or tragic trade-off. Expand
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
Predicting ethnic and racial discrimination: a meta-analysis of IAT criterion studies.
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IATs were poor predictors of every criterion category other than brain activity, and the IATs performed no better than simple explicit measures. Expand
Taboo Trade‐offs: Reactions to Transactions That Transgress the Spheres of Justice
Taboo trade-offs violate deeply held normative intuitions about the integrity, even sanctity, of certain relationships and the moral-political values underlying those relationships. For instance, ifExpand
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