The linguistic description of minimal social scenarios a V ects the extent of causal inference making

@inproceedings{Majid2006TheLD,
  title={The linguistic description of minimal social scenarios a V ects the extent of causal inference making},
  author={Asifa Majid and Anthony J. Sanford and Martin J. Pickering},
  year={2006}
}
There is little consensus regarding the circumstances in which people spontaneously generate causal inferences, and in particular whether they generate inferences about the causal antecedents or the causal consequences of events. We tested whether people systematically infer causal antecedents or causal consequences to minimal social scenarios by using a continuation methodology. People overwhelmingly produced causal antecedent continuations for descriptions of interpersonal events (John hugged… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 extracted citations

What happens why? Psychological distance and focusing on causes versus consequences of events.

Journal of personality and social psychology • 2013
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 76 references

The eVect of thematic roles on pronoun use and frequency of reference continuation

J. E. Arnold
Discourse Processes, • 2001
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Spontaneous versus intentional inferences in impression formation

J. S. Uleman
1999
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The psychological causality implicit in verbs

U. Rudolph, F. Försterling
Psychological Bulletin, • 1997
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Thematic roles, focus and the representation of events

R. J. Stevenson, R. A. Crawley, D. Kleinman
Language and Cognitive Processes, • 1994
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Outcome or expectancy: Antecedent of spontaneous causal attribution

S. Kanazawa
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, • 1992
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Causal attribution: From cognitive processes to collective beliefs

M. Hewstone
1989
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The cognitive functions of linguistic categories in describing persons: Social cognition and language

G. R. Semin, K. Fiedler
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, • 1988
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Everyday explanation: The pragmatics of puzzle resolution

W. Turnbull
Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, • 1986
View 1 Excerpt
Highly Influenced

Explanation patterns: Understanding mechanically and creatively

R. C. Schank
1986
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

"Spontaneous" causal thinking.

Psychological bulletin • 1985
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…