Predicting Blame Assignment in a Case of Negligent Harm

Prédire l'attribution du blâme en cas de préjudice causé par la négligence

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Authors
  1. Mandel, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Theories of blame posit that observers consider causality, controllability, and foreseeability when assigning blame to actors. An experiment examined which of these factors, either on their own or in interaction, predicted blame assigned to actors in a case of harm caused by negligence. The findings revealed that only causal impact ratings predicted blame. The findings also revealed a novel form of asymmetric discounting: the causal impact of a negligent actor was used to discount blame assigned to an innocent actor, but the causal impact of the innocent actor was not used to discount the blame assigned to the negligent actor.

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Keywords
Blame assignment, negligent harm, causality, controllability, foreseeability
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-SL-2007-140 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
01 Jan 2010
Number of Pages
13
DSTKIM No
CA034575
CANDIS No
534070
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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