HELP, I NEED SOMEBODY: AUTOMATIC ACTION AND INACTION

@article{Macrae1998HELPIN,
  title={HELP, I NEED SOMEBODY: AUTOMATIC ACTION AND INACTION},
  author={C. Neil Macrae and Lucy Johnston},
  journal={Social Cognition},
  year={1998},
  volume={16},
  pages={400-417}
}
The goal of behavioral control is of central importance in everyday life. When the production of an unwanted action can have deleterious consequences for perceivers, there is considerable virtue in the possession of a mental system that edits its behavioral products to meet the demands of a challenging world. Accordingly, in an attempt to extend existing work on this topic (e.g., Bargh, Chen, & Burrows, 1996), in the present research we investigated the extent to which the automatic elicitation… 

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