Maybe it's her, maybe it's her circumstances: Influences on children's reasoning about personal and situational causes in the social world

Lange, Rebecca.


  • Abstract: Research has found that children use the patterns of others' behaviors to attribute them to either a personal or a situational cause. Here, we explore whether children integrate this pattern information with verbal framing (Study 1) and prior knowledge (Study 2) when reasoning about social causes, as they do when reasoning about physical causes. Across both studies, children provided exp... read more
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