7. Goal-Based Explanations of Actions and Outcomes

  1. Wolfgang Stroebe Professor of Social, Organizational and Health Psychology Fellow of the British Psychological Society2 and
  2. Miles Hewstone Fellow of New College3
  1. John McClure

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013478.ch7

European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12

European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12

How to Cite

McClure, J. (2001) Goal-Based Explanations of Actions and Outcomes, in European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12 (eds W. Stroebe and M. Hewstone), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013478.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box, 600, Wellington, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486756

Online ISBN: 9780470013472

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Keywords:

  • goal-based explanations;
  • intentional action and equifinality;
  • effect of extremity and difficulty

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theories of Goal-based Explanations

  • Research on Goal-based Explanations

  • Explanations and Folk Psychology

  • Integrating Goal-based and Inductive Attribution Models

  • Implications and Applications

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References