The role of causal sequence in the meaning of actions.

@article{Read1989TheRO,
  title={The role of causal sequence in the meaning of actions.},
  author={Stephen J. Read and P R Druian and Lynn C. Miller},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={28 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={341-51}
}
Single actions, taken out of context, typically have numerous meanings. Yet, when we observe such actions as part of a sequence of behaviour, we are often unaware of this multiplicity of possible meanings. In this article, we argue that the specific meaning of an action is the result of a process in which people, by making appropriate inferences, relate the… CONTINUE READING