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Stage 1 Registered Report: How responsibility attributions to self and others relate to outcome ownership in group decisions [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations]

Jaquiery, M; El Zein, M; (2021) Stage 1 Registered Report: How responsibility attributions to self and others relate to outcome ownership in group decisions [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations]. Wellcome Open Research , 6 , Article 24. 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16480.1. Green open access

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Abstract

Responsibility judgements have important consequences in human society. Previous research focused on how someone's responsibility determines the outcome they deserve, for example, whether they are rewarded or punished. Here, we investigate the opposite link: How outcome ownership influences responsibility attributions in a social context. Participants in a group of three perform a majority vote decision-making task between gambles that can lead to a reward or no reward. Only one group member receives the outcome and participants evaluate their and the other players' responsibility for the obtained outcome. Two hypotheses are tested: 1) Whether outcome ownership increases responsibility attributions even when the control over an outcome is similar. 2) Whether people's tendency to attribute higher responsibility for positive vs negative outcomes will be stronger for players who received the outcome. The findings of this study may help reveal how credit attributions can be biased toward particular individuals who receive outcomes as a result of collective work.

Type: Article
Title: Stage 1 Registered Report: How responsibility attributions to self and others relate to outcome ownership in group decisions [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations]
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16480.1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16480.1
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2021 Jaquiery M and El Zein M. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Responsibility attribution, outcome ownership, outcome valence, self-serving bias, other-serving bias, group decisions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121906
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