Your mistake is my mistake . . . or is it? Behavioural adjustments following own and observed actions in cooperative and competitive contexts.

@article{Bruijn2012YourMI,
  title={Your mistake is my mistake . . . or is it? Behavioural adjustments following own and observed actions in cooperative and competitive contexts.},
  author={Ellen R. A. de Bruijn and Rogier B. Mars and Harold Bekkering and Michael G. H. Coles},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={317-25}
}
A social speeded choice-reaction-time task was used to study adaptive behaviours following own and observed actions (errors and correct responses) in cooperative and competitive contexts. After making an erroneous response, the appropriate remedial action to avoid future errors in speeded reaction tasks is to slow down. Consistent with previous results, people indeed slow down following their own errors. Importantly, people who slow down most following own errors also slow down following… CONTINUE READING

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