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Dirk Hermans & Dinska Van Gucht

In: Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction

Chapter 32: Addiction: Integrating Learning Perspectives and Implicit Cognition

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Addiction: Integrating Learning Perspectives and Implicit Cognition
Addiction: Integrating learning perspectives and implicit cognition

When I (Dirk Hermans) was a student of psychology—like many others probably—I was fascinated by studies that demonstrated “unconscious” influences on human behavior. These included work by cognitive psychologists on the impact of “nonattended” information, experiments from social psychology that showed that we have only limited introspection concerning the dynamics of our actions, and phenomena like blind-sight, implicit memory, masked priming, and unconscious learning. In hindsight, these studies were probably so salient and appealing because they contrasted with a preexisting and prescientific perception of humans as logical and rational beings. These findings opened the possibility that at least some of our thoughts and actions are driven by processes that are concealed by ...

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