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Nonconscious Acquisition of Information

Lewicki, Pawel and Hill, Thomas and Czyzewska, Maria (1992) Nonconscious Acquisition of Information. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

We are reviewing and summarizing evidence for the processes of acquisition of information outside of conscious awareness (processing information about covariations, nonconscious indirect and interactive inferences, self-perpetuation of procedural knowledge). A considerable amount of data indicates that as compared to consciously controlled cognition, the nonconscious information-acquisition processes are not only much faster but also structurally more sophisticated in the sense that they are capable of efficient processing of multidimensional and interactive relations between variables. Those mechanisms of nonconscious acquisition of information provide a major channel for the development of procedural knowledge which is indispensable for such important aspects of cognitive functioning as encoding and interpretation of stimuli and the triggering emotional reactions.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Czyzewska, Maria Czyzewska, Hill, Thomas Hill, Lewicki, Pawel Lewicki, Paul Lewicki, Nonconscious, Nonconsciousness, Non-conscious, Non-consciousness, Subconscious, Subconsciousness, Unconscious, Unconsciousness, Covariation, Covariations, Indirect inference, Indirect inferences, Meta knowledge, Meta-knowledge, Self-perpetuation
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology > Clinical Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:722
Deposited By:Lewicki, Pawel
Deposited On:19 Jul 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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