This area will contain information (draft papers, etc) about my research on the nature and roots of procedural fairness. Also see information about my other papers.
We propose that human concern for procedural fairness is rooted in two senses: (1) a desire for social stability and (2) an opposition to abuse of power. This resolves the puzzle of how an apparently naturally selected human characteristic could arise when the conditions for it have existed for less then a few thousand years. The extent to which people are concerned about procedural fairness varies predictably with these two senses, as do tendencies toward authoritarianism, egalitarianism and anarchism. We test our hypotheses in two studies, one conducted with the participation of 205 undergraduate students in the U.S.A. and the other in a Taiwanese company with the participation of 60 employees. We found consistent support for our hypotheses in both of these studies.
Several of my other papers may be closely related to this, including:
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Author: Lívia Markóczy