Inferences of ability and effort: Evidence for two different processes.

@article{Surber1984InferencesOA,
  title={Inferences of ability and effort: Evidence for two different processes.},
  author={Colleen F. Surber},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1984},
  volume={46},
  pages={249-268}
}
  • C. Surber
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Past research and theory on causal inference has not explored the effects of varying the reliability of information. In two experiments, subjects judged either ability (given performance and effort information) or effort (given performance and ability information) where both the reliability and value of the given information varied. Individual differences were found in the judged relationship between ability and effort. Some judged ability and effort to be positively related, whereas others… 
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