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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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(p.225) 11 Explicit and Implicit Strategies in Decision Making
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Better Than Conscious?
Author(s):

Christian Keysers

Robert Boyd

Jonathan Cohen

Merlin Donald

Werner Güth

Eric Johnson

Robert Kurzban

Lael J. Schooler

Jonathan Schooler

Elizabeth Spelke

Julia Trommershäuser

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0011

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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