Cueing Implicit Commitment

Review of Philosophy and Psychology 10 (4):669-688 (2019)
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Despite the importance of commitment for distinctively human forms of sociality, it remains unclear how people prioritize and evaluate their own and others’ commitments - especially implicit commitments. Across two sets of online studies, we found evidence in support of the hypothesis that people’s judgments and attitudes about implicit commitments are governed by an implicit sense of commitment, which is modulated by cues to others’ expectations, and by cues to the costs others have invested on the basis of those expectations.



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John Michael
Aarhus University
Francesca Bonalumi
Technische Universität München

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Intuitions about joint commitment.John Michael & Stephen Butterfill - forthcoming - Philosophical Psychology.
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