A correlational design was used to investigate the subjective criterion which people invoke when asked which of the following causes, C sub 1 or C sub 2, makes a better explanation of event E. The results are discussed in terms of the descriptive validity of attribution theory, the psychology of explanation and the validity of peoples intuitive explanations.
Prepared in cooperation with Perceptronics, Eugene, OR, Rept. No. PTR-1060-77-11. DOI: 10.21236/ADA056668