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Better Than Conscious?Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions$
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Christoph Engel and Wolf Singer

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262195805

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.001.0001

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Explicit and Implicit Strategies in Decision Making

Explicit and Implicit Strategies in Decision Making

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Better Than Conscious?

Christian Keysers

Robert Boyd

Jonathan Cohen

Merlin Donald

Werner Güth

Eric Johnson

Robert Kurzban

Lael J. Schooler

Jonathan Schooler

Elizabeth Spelke

Julia Trommershäuser

The MIT Press

Human decision making may be best understood as a triad involving culture, explicit as well as implicit processes. At the level of a single human individual, decision making depends on a variety of processes: some are more explicit whereas others take on a more implicit nature. These two types of processes produce and are, in turn, influenced by, among other things, human culture. This chapter examines human decision making, beginning with a discussion on the uniqueness of human cognition. It explores the nature of explicit and implicit processes, and how they interact, and concludes by incorporating culture into decision making.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, decision making, explicit decision-making strategies strategies, human cognition, implicit decision-making strategies strategies, role of culture

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