Speed/accuracy decisions in task performance: Built-in trade-off or separate strategic concerns?

@inproceedings{Higgins2003SpeedaccuracyDI,
  title={Speed/accuracy decisions in task performance: Built-in trade-off or separate strategic concerns?},
  author={Edward Tory Higgins and Amy Taylor Biancoc},
  year={2003}
}
In four studies we show that participants regulatory focus influences speed/accuracy decisions in different tasks. According to regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997), promotion focus concerns with accomplishments and aspirations produce strategic eagerness whereas prevention focus concerns with safety and responsibilities produce strategic vigilance. Studies 1–3 show faster performance and less accuracy in simple drawing tasks for participants with a chronic or situationally induced promotion… CONTINUE READING
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