The Unseen Mind

  title={The Unseen Mind},
  author={Timothy D. Wilson and Yoav Bar-Anan},
  pages={1046 - 1047}
The human mind operates largely out of view, and yet people are unaware of their unawareness, confabulating reasons for their actions and preferences. 

What's in your mind? : Collegial Verbalisation - An ecological approach to knowledge elicitation

A comparison study of how knowledge elicitation of the work of professional operators, using traditional methods such as concurrent or retrospective verbalization is problematic, affects the quality of instruction.

Perspective taking and advance directives.

New brain imaging suggests that asking patients to put themselves in their surrogates’ shoes when thinking about advance directives might lead to directives that better line up with what surrogates

Wisdom, Bias, and Balance: Toward a Process-Sensitive Measurement of Wisdom-Related Cognition

Results of a large-scale psychometric investigation revealed that the novel Situated WIse Reasoning Scale (SWIS) is reliable and appears independent of psychological biases, whereas global wisdom reports are subject to such biases.

The Science of Wisdom in a Polarized World: Knowns and Unknowns

Abstract Interest in wisdom in the cognitive sciences, psychology, and education has been paralleled by conceptual confusions about its nature and assessment. To clarify these issues and promote

Selective Exposure in Decided and Undecided Individuals

The present study shows that both decided and undecided individuals show a tendency to selectively expose themselves to confirmatory information, albeit with different antecedents and consequences.

Associations and Conscious Beliefs Selective Exposure in Decided and Undecided Individuals : Differential Relations to Automatic

People often show a preference for information that confirms their attitudes and beliefs, and this tendency is reduced for opinions that are not held with conviction. The present study shows that

The role of the magnocellular system in implicit cognition

Implicit cognition paradigms, such as the IAT (Implicit Association Test) are not well understood and are frequently thought to involve ‘unconscious’ attitudes. Although there has been a theoretical

Suggestion, Cognition, and Behavior

Deliberate and nondeliberate suggestions can influence cognitions and behaviors in surprising ways. Sometimes suggestions are helpful and improve our cognitions and behaviors, but at other times they

Experimental test of escape theory: accessibility to implicit suicidal mind.

Results revealed significant differences between groups in accessibility to implicit suicidal mind, and priming manipulation interacted with individual differences in locus of control (LOC).



Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious

Preface 1. Freud's Genius, Freud's Myopia 2. The Adaptive Unconscious 3. Who's in Charge? 4. Knowing Who We Are 5. Knowing Why 6. Knowing How We Feel 7. Knowing How We Will Feel 8. Introspection and

Implicit–Explicit Relations

Mental process and mental experience are not the same thing. The former is the operation of the mind; the latter is the subjective life that emerges from that operation. In social evaluation,

A Theory of Unconscious Thought

  • A. DijksterhuisL. Nordgren
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
  • 2006
The unconscious-thought theory is applicable to decision making, impression formation, attitude formation and change, problem solving, and creativity, and distinguishes between two modes of thought: unconscious and conscious.

The illusion of conscious will

Wegner (Wegner, D. (2002). The illusion of conscious will. MIT Press) argues that conscious will is an illusion, citing a wide range of empirical evidence. I shall begin by surveying some of his

Rationalization in a Reasoning Task.

An experiment is presented to test the dual process model of thinking proposed by Wason & Evans (1975). One prediction of the model is that subjects' introspective justifications of their reasoning

Implicit social cognition: attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes.

The present conclusion--that attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes have important implicit modes of operation--extends both the construct validity and predictive usefulness of these major theoretical constructs of social psychology.

Automatic Mental Associations Predict Future Choices of Undecided Decision-Makers

The results indicate that decision-makers sometimes have already made up their mind at an unconscious level, even when they consciously indicate that they are still undecided.

Telling more than we can know: Verbal reports on mental processes.

Evidence is reviewed which suggests that there may be little or no direct introspective access to higher order cognitive processes. Subjects are sometimes (a) unaware of the existence of a stimulus

Implicit measures in social cognition. research: their meaning and use.

This work reviews research that has utilized implicit measures across several domains, including attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes, and discusses their predictive validity, their interrelations, and the mechanisms presumably underlying their operation.

Failure to Detect Mismatches Between Intention and Outcome in a Simple Decision Task

This work investigated the relation between intention, choice, and introspection, and found that participants failed to notice conspicuous mismatches between their intended choice and the outcome they were presented with, while nevertheless offering introspectively derived reasons for why they chose the way they did.