On Probabilistic Causalities between Activities, Obvious Social Stimuli, Inferences, and Behavioral Outcomes

Laasonen, Ed.D. Raimo J (2009) On Probabilistic Causalities between Activities, Obvious Social Stimuli, Inferences, and Behavioral Outcomes. (Unpublished)

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The objective of the research was to answer the question: What kinds of causal relationships do persons construct to figure out another person based on minimal information? A theoretical, and a corresponding empirical research were done. The theoretical research produced a hypothesis: Persons, who have an analytic approach to obvious social stimuli, infer more correctly activities of other persons than persons, who have a holistic approach. The hypothesis corroborated. Factor Analysis was applicable to the influence of the researcher and, Householder method, Bayes matrices to the probabilistic causalities. Time reliability was α- reliability, and the coefficients of nondetermination laid foundation to the validity of the observation. The theoretic results indicated. If the persons are able to use the whole outer set of the stimuli available, and case study like deduction, and induction they have the resolution level of the inference that enables them to figure out other persons, more probably. Quite the reverse, if the persons apply to the outer set of stimuli available, partially, employ false generalizations, and agree deeds with persons without reasoning, they have the resolution level that disables them to figure out others persons, more probably.

Item Type:Other
Keywords:probabilistic causality, randomization, Factor Analysis, Householder method, Bayes matrix, activities, social stimuli, inference, outcomes
Subjects:Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:6911
Deposited By: Laasonen, Ed.D Raimo J
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 11:19
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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