Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 34 by Mark P. Zanna

By Mark P. Zanna

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology is still essentially the most wanted and quite often brought up sequence during this box. Containing contributions of significant empirical and theoretical curiosity, this sequence represents the easiest and the brightest in new study, thought, and perform in social psychology. quantity 34 contains chapters on cognition in persuasion, decisions of equity, social wisdom, attributional inference, discrimination, stereotypes, and target structures.

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Means are on 7-point scales with higher values indicating more positive ratings of outcome fairness. , Lind, E. , & Wilke, H. A. M. (1997). How do I judge my outcome when I do not know the outcome of others? The psychology of the fair process effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1034–1046. Copyright C 1997 by the American Psychological Association. Adapted with permission). FAIRNESS AND UNCERTAINTY MANAGEMENT 25 These findings strongly support our line of reasoning: When people are uncertain about outcomes of social comparison others they indeed use procedural fairness—as a heuristic substitute—to assess how to react to their own outcome (yielding fair process effects on people’s judgments of outcome fairness).

4. Mean outcome fairness judgments as a function of outcome of other participant and procedure (Van den Bos, Lind, Vermunt, & Wilke, 1997, Experiment 2). Means are on 7-point scales with higher values indicating more positive ratings of outcome fairness. , Lind, E. , & Wilke, H. A. M. (1997). How do I judge my outcome when I do not know the outcome of others? The psychology of the fair process effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1034–1046. Copyright C 1997 by the American Psychological Association.

This shows that, to understand the fairness judgment process, it is important to take into account conditions of information certainty or uncertainty. The findings also show an important limitation of equity theory: Equity theory describes what information people need to judge their outcome as fair or unfair, but it does not deal with the issue of what happens when important information is missing. The results of Van den Bos, Lind, et al. (1997) suggest that classifying information conditions is an important precondition before we as scientists and practitioners can say whether the processes proposed by equity theory are operating (Van den Bos, 2001b).

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