Bias and Conflict

  title={Bias and Conflict},
  author={Wim De Neys},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={28 - 38}
  • Wim De Neys
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
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… 

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