Bias and Conflict: A Case for Logical Intuitions.

  title={Bias and Conflict: A Case for Logical Intuitions.},
  author={Wim De Neys},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  volume={7 1},
Human reasoning has been characterized as often biased, heuristic, and illogical. In this article, I consider recent findings establishing that, despite the widespread bias and logical errors, people at least implicitly detect that their heuristic response conflicts with traditional normative considerations. I propose that this conflict sensitivity calls for the postulation of logical and probabilistic knowledge that is intuitive and that is activated automatically when people engage in a… CONTINUE READING
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