"Save Angels Perhaps": A Critical Examination of Unconscious Thought Theory and the Deliberation-Without-Attention Effect

@inproceedings{GonzlezVallejo2008SaveAP,
  title={"Save Angels Perhaps": A Critical Examination of Unconscious Thought Theory and the Deliberation-Without-Attention Effect},
  author={Claudia Gonz{\'a}lez-Vallejo and G. Daniel Lassiter and F. Bellezza and Matthew J. Lindberg},
  year={2008}
}
Based on Unconscious Thought Theory (UTT) and a series of experimental and correlational studies, Dijksterhuis and his colleagues conclude that when making complex choices/decisions, conscious thought— deliberation while attention is directed at the problem—leads to poorer choices/decisions than “unconscious thought”— deliberation in the absence of conscious attention directed at the problem. UTT comprises six principles said to apply to decision making, impression formation, attitude formation… CONTINUE READING

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