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- Respect and threat: authority-subordinate disparities in responses to transgressions
- Sivasubramaniam, Diane; Heuer, Larry; Becker, Sarah Suzanne; Hobgood, Chelsea Louis; Newkirk, Leah
- Those who enact legal procedures (authorities) and those targeted by procedures (subordinates) differ in their notions of justice. This study explored the conditions under which this disparity occurs. Participants read a vignette describing the interrogation of an airline passenger, in a 2 (Role: Authority, Subordinate) x 2 (Respect: High, Low) x 3 (Threat: Low, High, Moral) between-subjects experimental design. Results indicated differences between those randomly assigned to the authority and subordinate roles, driven by differences in the moral significance of a perceived threat. Authorities perceived a passenger with harmful intentions as more morally offensive, and were more punitive in response.
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- Conference paper
- Paper presented at 'Bridging the Discipline', Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 05-08 March 2008
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- Authority-subordinate; Fairness judgments; Perception; Procedural fairness
- American Psychology-Law Society
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- Copyright © 2008.
- Peer reviewed