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How do I judge my outcome when I do not know the outcome of others? The psychology of the fair process effect.

Publication ,  Journal Article
van den Bos, K; Lind, EA; Vermunt, R; Wilke, HA
Published in: Journal of personality and social psychology
May 1997

On the basis of fairness heuristic theory, the authors provide an explanation of the frequently replicated fair process effect (the finding that perceived procedural fairness positively affects how people react to outcomes). The authors argue that, in many situations, people may find it difficult to assess whether their outcome is fair or unfair and satisfying or unsatisfying because they only have information about their own outcome and they do not know the outcomes of others and that, in these situations, people use the fairness of the procedure as a heuristic substitute to assess how to judge their outcome. The results of 2 experiments corroborate the authors' line of reasoning. Findings are discussed in terms of recent developments toward an integration of the procedural and distributive justice domains.

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Published In

Journal of personality and social psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1315

ISSN

0022-3514

Publication Date

May 1997

Volume

72

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1034 / 1046

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Perception
  • Social Justice
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Internal-External Control
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Adult
  • 5205 Social and personality psychology
 

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van den Bos, K., Lind, E. A., Vermunt, R., & Wilke, H. A. (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(5), 1034–1046. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.72.5.1034
Bos, K. van den, E. A. Lind, R. Vermunt, and H. A. Wilke. “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, no. 5 (May 1997): 1034–46. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.72.5.1034.
van den Bos K, Lind EA, Vermunt R, Wilke HA. 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. 1997 May;72(5):1034–46.
van den Bos, K., et al. “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, vol. 72, no. 5, May 1997, pp. 1034–46. Epmc, doi:10.1037//0022-3514.72.5.1034.
van den Bos K, Lind EA, Vermunt R, Wilke HA. 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. 1997 May;72(5):1034–1046.

Published In

Journal of personality and social psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1315

ISSN

0022-3514

Publication Date

May 1997

Volume

72

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1034 / 1046

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Perception
  • Social Justice
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Internal-External Control
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Adult
  • 5205 Social and personality psychology