Reflective and Impulsive Determinants of Social Behavior

  title={Reflective and Impulsive Determinants of Social Behavior},
  author={Fritz Strack and Roland Deutsch},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={220 - 247}
This article describes a 2-systems model that explains social behavior as a joint function of reflective and impulsive processes. In particular, it is assumed that social behavior is controlled by 2 interacting systems that follow different operating principles. The reflective system generates behavioral decisions that are based on knowledge about facts and values, whereas the impulsive system elicits behavior through associative links and motivational orientations. The proposed model describes… 

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