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Procedural Justice

Procedural justice is the study of people's subjective evaluations of the justice of decision making of conflict resolution procedures—whether they are fair or unfair, ethical or unethical, and otherwise accord with people's standards of fair processes for interaction and decision making. Procedural justice is usually distinguished from subjective assessments of the fairness of outcomes (distributive justice) and the degree to which people feel that they are gaining or losing resources in the group (outcome favorability). Subjective procedural justice judgments have been the focus of a great deal of research attention by psychologists because people are widely found to be more willing to defer to others when they act through just procedures.

John W. Thibaut and Laurens Walker presented the first system set of experiments designed to ...

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