Everyday Consequences of Analytic Thinking

  title={Everyday Consequences of Analytic Thinking},
  author={Gordon Pennycook and J. Fugelsang and D. Koehler},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={425 - 432}
  • Gordon Pennycook, J. Fugelsang, D. Koehler
  • Published 2015
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • We review recent evidence revealing that the mere willingness to engage analytic reasoning as a means to override intuitive gut feelings is a meaningful predictor of key psychological outcomes in diverse areas of everyday life. For example, those with a more analytic thinking style are more skeptical about religious, paranormal, and conspiratorial concepts. In addition, analytic thinking relates to having less traditional moral values, making less emotional or disgust-based moral judgments, and… CONTINUE READING
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