Title

Intentional inferences are not more likely than unintentional ones: Some evidence against the intentionality bias hypothesis

Department

Psychological Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Journal of Social Psychology

Publication Date

2012-01-01

Volume

152

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Abstract

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.

Keywords

attribution, intentional bias, intentionality, social perception

DOI

10.1080/00224545.2011.565383

https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2011.565383

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