About swift defaults and sophisticated safety nets: A process perspective on fluency’s validity in judgment

Greifeneder, Rainer ; Bless, Herbert ; Scholl, Sabine G.

URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6056266
Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2013
Book title: The experience of thinking
Page range: 220-233
Publisher: Unkelbach, Christian
Place of publication: London [u.a.]
Publishing house: Psychology Press
ISBN: 978-1-84872-065-7
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Mikrosoziologie u. Sozialpsychologie (Bless 1999-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): fluency , validity , judgment and decision making
Abstract: Western societies usually cherish rational thought but distrust their feelings as sound basis of information. Contrary to this perception of feelings as being maladaptive, this contribution argues that fl uency experiences generally allow for valid judgments and decision. For this argument, we focus on the processes underlying the use of fl uency in judgment, in particular the two process steps of attribution and interpretation. We argue that these two process steps operate on swift defaults but are backed-up with sophisticated safety nets. Together, defaults and safety-nets allow for both effi cient judgment formation and generally valid judgments. We conclude that it is time to have more faith in fluency as information when forming judgments.

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