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The Impact of Accountability on Cognitive Bias

@inproceedings{Lerner2004TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Accountability on Cognitive Bias},
  author={Jennifer Susan Lerner},
  year={2004}
}
Research on accountability takes an unusual approach to the study of judgment and decision making. By situating decision makers within particular accountability conditions, it has begun to bridge individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels of analysis. We propose that this multi-level approach can enhance both the study of judgment and choice and the application of such research to real-world settings. To illustrate the multi-level approach, we present a review of accountability… 
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