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Action Slips

  • By: Richard P. Cooper
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The term action slip refers to an action made in error that conflicts with one's will or conscious intentions. For example, suppose you are arriving at work contemplating the day's tasks. As you approach your office, you reach for your keys. ...