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ERIC Number: EJ874825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Spreading the Blame: The Allocation of Responsibility amongst Multiple Agents
Gerstenberg, Tobias; Lagnado, David A.
Cognition, v115 n1 p166-171 Apr 2010
How do people assign responsibility to individuals in a group context? Participants played a repeated trial experimental game with three computer players, in which they counted triangles presented in complex diagrams. Three between-subject conditions differed in how the group outcome was computed from the individual players' answers. After each round, participants assigned responsibility for the outcome to each player. The results showed that participants' assignments varied between conditions, and were sensitive to the function that translated individual contributions into the group outcome. The predictions of different cognitive models of attribution were tested, and the Structural Model (Chockler & Halpern, 2004) predicted the data best. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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