Power of Nonconscious Brain Processes

Oftentimes our moods, thoughts, judgments, goals, and behaviors are driven not by conscious intentions and deliberate choices, but rather by nonconscious, automatic processes Our initial work revealed that individuals can be supraliminally or subliminally primed with information processing goals, and then pursue those goals outside of their awareness and intent Much of contemporary psychological research […]

Experts and Evidence Only Matter If They Support Our Social Group

Some interesting research on how our minds process expert advice and evidence/facts/data.  All this useful for practitioners and helping clients make better decisions.  Excerpts from the research report: Ordinary citizens react to scientific evidence in much the same way: People endorse whichever position reinforces their connection to others with whom they share important commitments.   Our research suggests that […]