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The power of knowing, in that first two seconds, is not a gift given magically to a fortunate few. It is an ability that we can all cultivate for ourselves.
We live in a world that assumes that the quality of a decision is directly related to the time and effort that went into making it.
... decisions made very quickly can very bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.
"Thin-slicing refers to the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of experience."
This new notion of adaptive unconsciousness is thought of instead, as a kind of giant computer that quickly and quietly processes a lot of the data we need in order to keep functioning as human beings.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instructions.
We need to respect the fact that it is possible to know without knowing why we know and accept that - sometimes - we're better off that way.
Our unconscious is a powerful force, but it is fallible...it can be thrown off, distracted, and disabled.
We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have ab explanation for.
The IAT was devised by Anthony G. Greenwald, Mahzarian Banaji, and Brian Nosek, and it is based on a seemingly obvious but nonetheless quite profound observation.
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