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Implicit Cognitive Processes and Voting

Implicit cognitive processes are automatic and spontaneous processes of thought, of which individuals can at times be unaware. Since the beginning of the 21st century, based on the development of new instruments for the measurement of implicit processes, it has been shown that their investigation is useful for understanding various aspects of human behavior, including voting. This entry describes research on the use of implicit measures in prediction of voting behavior and considers the question of how implicit cognition might influence voting.

Implicit Cognitive Processes

Implicit cognition is a major theme in all fields of psychology since the last decades of the 20th century. Implicit cognition is typically understood in contrast to its opposite, explicit cognition. Explicit cognition refers to those processes of thought that occur in ...

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