On the interaction between implicit and explicit strategies for behaviour

R. Van Hezewijk

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    Abstract

    Psychologists point out that much human behavior complies with implicit–or automatic, unconscious, involuntary, unintentional–rules. However, the profession has prospered by embracing counseling and other kinds of intervention as if human actions are rational, intentional and voluntary. Moreover, most people will report strong convictions about the conscious decisions they make to act in certain ways. This chapter’s focus is on the way psychologists deal with explicit and implicit strategies. Four ways of dealing with this issue are suggested, organized along two dimensions: objective-subjective, and implicit-explicit. These strategies can be found in the history of psychology, though some were more popular than others. One of these is discussed more elaborately: objective x implicit. A way out of resulting paradoxes is suggested. It is important to look at the way explicit and implicit strategies interact in the actual production of actions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDoing Psychology under New Conditions – ISTP 2011
    EditorsA. Marvakis, J. Motzkau, D. Painter, R. Ruto-Korir, G. Sullivan, S. Triliva, M. Wieser
    Place of PublicationConcord, Ontario
    PublisherCaptus University Publications
    ISBN (Print)978-1-55322-279-8, 1-55322-279-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology - Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 27 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

    Conference

    Conference14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology
    Abbreviated titleISTP 2011
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    CityThessaloniki
    Period27/06/111/07/11

    Keywords

    • implicit strategies
    • explicit strategies
    • behaviour
    • objective
    • subjective

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