A disposition-behavior congruity model of perceived freedom

Yaacov Trope, Eugene Burnstein

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Three experiments were conducted to test a disposition-behavior congruity model of perceived freedom. The model was applied to attributions of freedom to actors who possess one of several dispositions and who can choose a behavior that is congruent or incongruent with this disposition. The model posits that attributions of freedom to an actor can be predicted from the conditional probabilities that the actor would choose each behavior available to him if he possessed the disposition congruent with it. This hypothesis was supported. However, contrary to expectations, the contribution to judgment of each conditional probability was not a function of the probability that the actor actually possessed the behavior-congruent disposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-368
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Experimental Social Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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