Dual-Process Theories of Higher Cognition: Advancing the Debate.

  title={Dual-Process Theories of Higher Cognition: Advancing the Debate.},
  author={Jonathan S. Evans and Keith E. Stanovich},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  volume={8 3},
Dual-process and dual-system theories in both cognitive and social psychology have been subjected to a number of recently published criticisms. However, they have been attacked as a category, incorrectly assuming there is a generic version that applies to all. We identify and respond to 5 main lines of argument made by such critics. We agree that some of these arguments have force against some of the theories in the literature but believe them to be overstated. We argue that the dual-processing… CONTINUE READING
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