Intention FAQs:


Q: Is intention a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention thought to be pivotal in understanding social contexts in numerous ways?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention also necessary to understand and predict the plans and future actions of others?

A: Yes.

Q: Are intentions unlikely to be a species-specific ability?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention driven by attitudes to a greater extent than by subjective norms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention important for development in that it helps children conceptualize how people and animals differ from objects?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention understood not only through actions and the manipulation of objects?

A: Yes, but by tracking eye movements.

Q: Is intention influenced by the people’s attitude toward performing the behavior and the subjective norm?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention a prior intention that has no action associated with it?

A: Yes.

Q: Is intention not attributed to the actor?

A: Yes, rather, the event is considered an accident.

Q: Is intention not only indicative of advanced social-cognitive ability but critical to the development of it?

A: Yes.

Q: Are intentions integral to an understanding of morality?

A: Yes.