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dc.contributor.advisorArkes, Hal
dc.creatorBaker, Amanda
dc.description.abstractAccording to the capacity principle of Unconscious Thought Theory (UTT), unconscious thought should outperform conscious thought on complex decision making tasks due to its larger capacity for information (Dijksterhuis & Nordgren, 2006). In this study, participants were asked to complete a prediction task using up to two cues after a period of unconscious thought or deliberation. Some subjects were presented with an intuitive prediction task; others were presented with a non-intuitive one. Contrary to UTT, it was found that unconscious thinkers used fewer cues to make decisions, and they performed worse than conscious thinkers on both intuitive and non-intuitive prediction tasks.en_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Psychology Honors Theses; 2011en_US
dc.subjectunconscious thoughten_US
dc.subjectdecision makingen_US
dc.subjectinformation usageen_US
dc.titleCue Usage in Conscious and Unconscious Thoughten_US
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dc.rights.ccAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unporteden_US

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