Stimulus Control: The Sought or Unsought Influence of the Objects We Tend To

@inproceedings{Morsella2011StimulusCT,
  title={Stimulus Control: The Sought or Unsought Influence of the Objects We Tend To},
  author={Ezequiel Morsella and Lindsay R. L. Larson and Pareezad Cyrus Zarolia and John A. Bargh},
  year={2011}
}
Does the mere presence of the things we have tended to influence our actions systematically, in ways that escape our awareness? For example, while entering a tool shed, does perceiving objects that we once tended to (e.g., tools, musical instruments) influence how we then execute a simple action (e.g., flicking the shed’s light switch)? Ancient traditions (e.g., feng shui) and contemporary approaches to action production (e.g., continuous flow and cascade models) hypothesize that the answer is… CONTINUE READING

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