Intentional inferences are not more likely than unintentional ones: Some evidence against the intentionality bias hypothesis
Journal of Social Psychology
We conducted a study to test the hypothesis that inferences about intentionality are biased toward an intentional interpretation. Contrary to previous research, participants were no more likely to judge ambiguous actions as intentional in a speeded compared to an unspeeded condition. Further, participants were faster to respond and more consistent in responding to unintentional rather than intentional actions. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
attribution, intentional bias, intentionality, social perception
Hughes, Jamie S.; Sandry, Joshua; and Trafimow, David, "Intentional inferences are not more likely than unintentional ones: Some evidence against the intentionality bias hypothesis" (2012). Articles & Book Chapters. 320.