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Automatic goal inferences q

  title={Automatic goal inferences q},
  author={Ran R. Hassina and Henk Aartsb and Melissa J. Fergusonc},
The social psychological literature on automatic social inferences has focused on one construct that helps explaining human behavior—traits (e.g., Gilbert, Pelham, & Krull, 1988; Trope, 1986; Winter & Uleman, 1984). The dispositional roots of behavior, however, go beyond relatively stable constructs such as traits to include more transient causes such as one s intentions and goals. Evidence from young infants and adult chimpanzees, knowledge acquired in the text-comprehension literature and… 

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  • G. McKoonR. Ratcliff
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
  • 1986
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