Mutability and propensity in causal selection.

  title={Mutability and propensity in causal selection.},
  author={Ann L. McGill and Ann E. Tenbrunsel},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={79 5},
We examined differences in causal ratings of 1 factor depending on the mutability (defined as the ease with which a factor can be imagined to be different) and causal propensity (defined as the likelihood that the event would occur in the presence of a factor) of another factor that conjoined to produce the event. In 3 studies, causal ratings of the target factor depended on the interaction of mutability and propensity of the other factor. When the other factor was high in mutability, ratings… CONTINUE READING

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