On the link between phenomenal causality and personality dominance

Martarelli, Corinna (2019). On the link between phenomenal causality and personality dominance. Cognitive Processing, 20(1), pp. 117-123. Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s10339-018-0874-5

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The present study investigated whether personality dominance is related to phenomenal causality. Recently, renewed attention has been given to dispositional theories, suggesting that the causal impression arises because people interpret collisions in terms of antagonistic action roles. Here, we examined the relation between personality dominance and the judgment of causality of ambiguous patterns of motion. The results revealed that dominance as a trait is associated with an increased tendency to infer causality in ambiguous displays. We found that participants with high dominance scores (measured by means of a questionnaire) gave significantly more causal judgements than participants with low dominance scores. Our findings highlight that people’s understanding of causality is grounded in their experiences of action.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Martarelli, Corinna

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1612-4790

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Corinna Martarelli

Date Deposited:

10 Aug 2018 08:23

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 19:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10339-018-0874-5

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119180

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119180

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