Accountability amplifies the status quo effect when change creates victims

@article{Tetlock1994AccountabilityAT,
  title={Accountability amplifies the status quo effect when change creates victims},
  author={Philip E. Tetlock and Richard Boettger},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Decision Making},
  year={1994},
  volume={7},
  pages={1-23}
}
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 documented: (1) subjects were more accepting of a drug, the lower the anticipated risks of side effects and the greater the anticipated benefits; (2) subjects were especially unwilling to accept risk when the drug was not yet on the market and when they felt accountable for their decisions; (3… 
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