|Budget Amount *help
¥18,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥3,770,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥870,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥5,330,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,230,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥5,460,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,260,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥3,640,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥840,000)
In this project, we analyzed the concept of responsibility which is assigned to organizations and discussed the methodological requirement for the social psychological studies examining group and organizational responsibility. The conceptual analyses revealed that the concept of group or organizational responsibility requires the ontological foundation and the group should be engaged in a certain action and the systems which realized the action should be implemented in the groups or organizations. In addition, we conducted several experimental studies which examined the effect of responsibility perceptions on attitude toward groups. They include the studies on the relationship between attitudes toward social welfare and reasonability attribution to the government, and how the effect of apology given by a company after the serious misconduct was modified by responsibility perceptions.