Is the unconscious, if it exists, a superior decision maker?

Abstract

Newell & Shanks (N&S) show that there is no convincing evidence that processes assumed to be unconscious and superior are indeed unconscious. We take their argument one step further by showing that there is also no convincing evidence that these processes are superior. We review alternative paradigms that may provide more convincing tests of the superiority of (presumed) unconscious processes.

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13000769

Cite this paper

@article{Huizenga2014IsTU, title={Is the unconscious, if it exists, a superior decision maker?}, author={Hilde M. Huizenga and Anna C.K. Van Duijvenvoorde and Don van Ravenzwaaij and Ruud Wetzels and Brenda R. J. Jansen}, journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences}, year={2014}, volume={37 1}, pages={32-3} }