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Can Accountability be Instilled, in the Absence of an Authority Figure, in a Way Which Enhances a Human-Automation System?

Abstract As automation becomes more prevalent in society, the frequency that systems involve interactive human-automation control increases. Previous studies have shown accountability to be a valuable way of eliciting human engagement and reducing various biases, but these studies have involved the presence of an authority figure during the research. The current research sought to explore the effect of accountability in the absence of an authority figure. To do this, 40 participants took part in this study by playing a microworld simulation. Half were told they would be interviewed after the simulation, and half were told data was not being collected. Eleven dependent variables were collected (accountability, number of resources shared, player score... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Wilkins, Adam Michael (Author) / Chiou, Erin K (Advisor) / Gray, Robert (Committee member) / Craig, Scotty (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 42 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Human Systems Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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