Accountability: a social magnifier of the dilution effect.

  title={Accountability: a social magnifier of the dilution effect.},
  author={Philip E. Tetlock and Richard Boettger},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={57 3},
This research demonstrated that accountability can not only reduce judgmental bias, but also exacerbate it--in this case, the dilution effect. Ss made predictions from either diagnostic information alone or diagnostic information plus mixtures of additional data (nondiagnostic information, additional diagnostic data pointing to either the same conclusion or the opposite conclusion). Relative to unaccountable Ss, accountable Ss (a) diluted their predictions in response to nondiagnostic… 

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