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Review 'Over the past 25 years, research on the unconscious discovered that automatic processes can operate many complex functions commonly believed to require the involvement of consciousness. As impressive as these research findings were and still are, they are mute to the question of how automatic processes achieve their impressive effects. The principal authors of the chapters in Social Psychology and the Unconscious are of the next generation of automaticity researchers that addresses the question of ?how? head on. This is a vital resource for anybody who wishes to uncover why it is that higher mental processes benefit so much from automatic processes.' - Peter Gollwitzer, Ph.D., Professor of Social?Personality Psychology, New York University 'The single greatest change in the landscape of social psychology in the last two decades has undoubtedly been the study of the unconscious, and of automatic processing of social information. In this book John Bargh, social psychology?s foremost ?guru? of automaticity, has assembled a blue-chip group of authors whose chapters provide state-of-the-art commentaries on what we have learned about automaticity and its effects in diverse domains of social life. Highly readable and enlightening, this book will be invaluable for researchers, teachers, and scholars throughout social psychology.' - David L. Hamilton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 'John Bargh's edited book Social Psychology and the Unconscious: The Authomaticity of Higher Mental Processes provides a detailed summary of state-of-the-art research into the role of automaticity in higher mental processes and, in doing so, the extent to which the fundamental attribution error has led us to see self-control and free choice where something else entirely is in operation' - Catherine Scott, PsycCRITIQUES Read more

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