Organizational Behavior

Quick Study: Who’s to Blame?

A surprising experiment could change the way you think about conflicts.

December 13, 2022

| by Kelsey Doyle

Views about who deserves the blame for social conflicts may seem almost impossible to change. Yet in a recent study, Nir Halevy, a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Preeti Vani, a PhD student, found that opinions about contentious issues could be shifted simply by rephrasing a question.

Here, in the first episode of our new video series Quick Study, Halevy and Vani discuss their findings and what they reveal about the way we think about assigning blame to other groups.


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