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About swift defaults and sophisticated safety nets : aprocess perspective on fluency’s validity in judgment

Greifeneder, Rainer and Bless, Herbert and Scholl, Sabine. (2013) About swift defaults and sophisticated safety nets : aprocess perspective on fluency’s validity in judgment. In: The experience of thinking : how feelings from mental processes influence cognition and behavior. Hove, pp. 220-233.

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Abstract

Western societies usually cherish rational thought but distrust their feelings as sound basis of information. Contrary to this perception of feelings as being maladaptive, this contribution argues that fluency experiences generally allow for valid judgments and decision. For this argument, we focus on the processes underlying the use of fluency in judgment, in particular the two process steps of attribution and interpretation. We argue that these two process steps operate on swift defaults but are backed-up with sophisticated safety nets. Together, defaults and safety-nets allow for both efficient judgment formation and generally valid judgments. We conclude that it is time to have more faith in fluency as information when forming judgments.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Entscheidungspsychologie > Sozialpsychologie (Greifeneder)
UniBasel Contributors:Greifeneder, Rainer
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Psychology Press
ISBN:978-1-84872-065-7 (hbk.) ; 978-1-84872-130-2 (pbk.)
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
Last Modified:31 Dec 2015 10:53
Deposited On:21 Jun 2013 12:23

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