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Social and cognitive strategies for coping with accountability: conformity, complexity, and bolstering.
- P. Tetlock, L. Skitka, R. Boettger
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 October 1989
This experiment tested predictions derived from a social contingency model of judgment and choice that identifies 3 distinctive strategies that people rely on in dealing with demands for…
Accountability: a social magnifier of the dilution effect.
The accountability manipulation motivated subjects to use a wide range of information in making judgments, but did not make them more discriminating judges of the usefulness of that information.
Task Revision: A Neglected Form of Work Performance
This study addressed the problem of task revision, a virtually unresearched issue in the work performance literature. We defined task revision as action taken to correct a faulty procedure, an…
Accountability amplifies the status quo effect when change creates victims
This study assesses the impact of accountability, the status quo, and anticipated costs and benefits on judgement of the acceptability of a drug in the US pharmaceuticals market. Several effects are…
The dilution effect: judgmental bias, conversational convention, or a bit of both?
This study explored competing normative interpretations of the dilution effect: the tendency for people to underutilize diagnostic evidence in prediction tasks when that evidence is accompanied by…
Cognitive and Rhetorical Styles of Traditionalist and Reformist Soviet Politicians: A Content Analysis Study
Previous research on democratic political leaders has revealed systematic relationships between the content (ideological orientation) and structure (integratively complexity) of political thought.…
On the Wisdom of Rewarding A While Hoping for B
We explain the deeper organizational wisdom behind what Steven Kerr called the "folly" of seemingly inconsistent reward structures. Modern organizations-even those Kerr specifically criticizes as…