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This would be easy to implement in Inquisit. Inquisit has a web interface and is particularly designed for branching and randomisation of trials. If the coding sounds too complex, you can always contact Inquisit and pay them to program the task. From my experience, the cost is not that great for simple scripts. You can see an example of the Iowa Gambling ...
Just for reference, I ended up writing simple web-based lexical decision task software myself.
A study that used the field setting you describe is done by Bateson et al. (2006). As for the mechanism, they write: we believe that images of eyes motivate cooperative behaviour because they induce a perception in participants of being watched. Although participants were not actually observed in either of our experimental conditions, the human ...
Crash made a great point that discusses why people won't admit error to others. But it isn't just about social desirability. To explain why people WILL admit error to a computer? It's also about personal affirmation and self-direction. Cognitive dissonance - that stubborn attitude an individual will get after making a choice - can be blamed (in part) ...
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