How Can the Dual Process Model Be Used to Explain Superstitious Thinking
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- Dual-process model; intuition; superstition; magical thinking
Literature review exploring the psychological reasoning behind why both individuals with and without mental deficits exhibit superstitious thinking under normal circumstances. This paper mainly utilizes the dual process model of system 1 and system 2—advocated by Kahneman and Frederick— as a suggested cause of the widespread use of superstitious thinking and why they exist despite being known to be untrue. System 1 is quick, instinctive, and has little to no effort required, whilst system 2 is slower, more conscious, and effortful. However, it is insufficient enough to represent this cognitive phenomenon without refining the model with the possibility that people recognize their beliefs as being inaccurate, in the moment, yet still act upon, nevertheless. The article revolves around system 1 and its hand in superstitious idea generation as well as the ability for system 2 to correct them.
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TY - CONF AU - Shengyang Lin PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - How Can the Dual Process Model Be Used to Explain Superstitious Thinking BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 107 EP - 112 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_16 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_16 ID - Lin2023 ER -