Accounting for the effects of accountability.

  title={Accounting for the effects of accountability.},
  author={Jennifer Susan Lerner and Philip E. Tetlock},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={125 2},
This article reviews the now extensive research literature addressing the impact of accountability on a wide range of social judgments and choices. It focuses on 4 issues: (a) What impact do various accountability ground rules have on thoughts, feelings, and action? (b) Under what conditions will accountability attenuate, have no effect on, or amplify cognitive biases? (c) Does accountability alter how people think or merely what people say they think? and (d) What goals do accountable decision… 

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