Demystifying Intuition: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Does It

  title={Demystifying Intuition: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Does It},
  author={Seymour Epstein},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  pages={295 - 312}
  • S. Epstein
  • Published 30 November 2010
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Inquiry
Definitions of intuition are discussed and two working definitions are proposed. This is followed by a list of eight unresolved problems concerning intuition. It is suggested that all of these problems can be resolved by cognitive-experiential self-theory (CEST), a dual-process theory of personality according to which people process information with two systems, an experiential/intuitive system that is an associative learning system that humans share with other animals and a uniquely human… 

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