Allocating moral responsibility to multiple agents

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GANTMAN, Ana P., Anni STERNISKO, Peter M. GOLLWITZER, Gabriele OETTINGEN, Jay J. VAN BAVEL, 2020. Allocating moral responsibility to multiple agents. In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Elsevier. 91, 104027. ISSN 0022-1031. eISSN 1096-0465. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104027

@article{Gantman2020Alloc-51659, title={Allocating moral responsibility to multiple agents}, year={2020}, doi={10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104027}, volume={91}, issn={0022-1031}, journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology}, author={Gantman, Ana P. and Sternisko, Anni and Gollwitzer, Peter M. and Oettingen, Gabriele and Van Bavel, Jay J.}, note={Article Number: 104027} }

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