Spontaneous inferences, implicit impressions, and implicit theories.

@article{Uleman2008SpontaneousII,
  title={Spontaneous inferences, implicit impressions, and implicit theories.},
  author={James S. Uleman and S Adil Saribay and C. Mugarra Gonzalez},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={59},
  pages={329-60}
}
People make social inferences without intentions, awareness, or effort, i.e., spontaneously. We review recent findings on spontaneous social inferences (especially traits, goals, and causes) and closely related phenomena. We then describe current thinking on some of the most relevant processes, implicit knowledge, and theories. These include automatic and controlled processes and their interplay; embodied cognition, including mimicry; and associative versus rule-based processes. Implicit… CONTINUE READING

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