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Nonconscious Social Information Processing presents a research program concerned with the processing of social information. It cannot be considered a typical social psychological research program, however, because it is not aimed at explaining any specific social psychological phenomena, nor are the cognitive processes studied specific to the processing of social information. The program explores complex or ""high level"" processing of information that is not mediated by conscious awareness, and social cognition seems to be an appropriate area in which to investigate this kind of processing. The research program began with observations which suggest that nonconscious acquisition and processing of information play a major role in human development and adjustment. The first two chapters discuss these observations and present preliminary theoretical assumptions. The subsequent chapters contain reports of 34 experiments on nonconscious information processing. The book is addressed not only to personality and social psychologists, but also to cognitive psychologists concerned with information processing in general. The former may find this research relevant because most of the experiments describe some mechanisms of acquisition and utilization of social information—problems they are working on themselves. The latter may want to ignore the specific stimulus material (i.e., social information) employed in most of the experiments and focus on the general nature of the cognitive mechanisms studied.
Chapter 1 Starting Points
Lay Observations and Common Intuitions
Research on Nonconscious Cognitive Processes
Chapter 2 Internal Processing Algorithms
Processing Information of Covariations
The Concept of Internal Processing Algorithms
Memory Representation of IPAs
Nonconsciousness of IPAs
IPAs and Consciously Controlled Knowledge
Development of IPA
The Issue of Ecological Validity
Chapter 3 Processing Covariations (I): Experiments Employing the "Matrix Scanning" Paradigm
Chapter 4 Processing Covariations (II): Experiments Employing Social Stimulus Material
Chapter 5 Processing Covariations (III): Experiments with Small Children
Chapter 6 Processing Covariations (IV): the Two-Stage Model
Experiments 6.4, 6.5, 6.6
Appendix: Stimulus Descriptions Employed in Experiments 6.1-6.6, 6.8, and 6.9
Chapter 7 Nonconscious Generalization of Single Experiences
Chapter 8 Processes of Activation of Specific Categories in Memory
Chapter 9 Conclusions
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- © Academic Press 1986
- 1st January 1986
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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