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dc.titlePeople as intuitive prosecutors: The impact of social-control goals on attributions of responsibility
dc.contributor.authorTetlock, P.E.
dc.contributor.authorRescober, P.
dc.contributor.authorVisser, P.S.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, R.
dc.contributor.authorPolifroni, M.
dc.contributor.authorScott, A.
dc.contributor.authorElson, S.B.
dc.contributor.authorMazzocco, P.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-23T02:52:38Z
dc.date.available2011-02-23T02:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationTetlock, P.E., Rescober, P., Visser, P.S., Singh, R., Polifroni, M., Scott, A., Elson, S.B., Mazzocco, P. (2007). People as intuitive prosecutors: The impact of social-control goals on attributions of responsibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 43 (2) : 195-209. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2006.02.009
dc.identifier.issn00221031
dc.identifier.issn10960465
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19588
dc.description.abstractThree experiments explored determinants of punitive character attributions to norm violators. Experiment 1 showed that ideological conservatism and manipulated threat to society increased anger and attributional punitiveness when there was ambiguity about culpability. Experiment 2 showed that informing observers that norm violations were widespread and rarely punished increased attributional punitiveness by activating anger-charged retributive goals. Experiment 3 showed that liberals and conservatives alike felt justified in assigning greater blame to high-status perpetrators who commit acts of negligence with more severe consequences but that only conservatives felt justified in doing so for low-status perpetrators. Overall, the results reinforce the hypothesis that societal threat activates a prosecutorial mindset identifiable by a correlated cluster of attributions, emotions, punishment goals and punitiveness. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAccountability
dc.subjectAttributions
dc.subjectExacerbation
dc.subjectExtenuation
dc.subjectIdeology
dc.subjectIntuitive prosecutor
dc.subjectResponsibility
dc.subjectSelf-correction
dc.subjectSeverity effect
dc.subjectSocial control
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPSYCHOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.jesp.2006.02.009
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Experimental Social Psychology
dc.description.volume43
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page195-209
dc.description.codenJESPA
dc.identifier.isiut000245488700004
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