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The merits of unconscious thought in complex recruitment processes

Aspman Karlström, Katharina LU (2011) PSYM99 20102
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the present study was to investigate the merits of unconscious thought when making recruitment decisions. 80 participants were presented with information regarding four applicants for a job as university teacher, in accordance with previous studies on unconscious deliberation (Bos et al, 2008; Dijksterhuis, 2004; Dijksterhuis et al, 2006; Lassiter et al, 2009; Newell, 2008; Payne et al, 2008; Rey et al, 2008; Smith et
al, 2008; Strick et al, 2010). Participants asked to make their decision immediately after viewing the applicant information performed better on the recruitment task than did participants involved in a distraction task designed to allow unconscious deliberation, who in turn outperformed participants deliberating... (More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the merits of unconscious thought when making recruitment decisions. 80 participants were presented with information regarding four applicants for a job as university teacher, in accordance with previous studies on unconscious deliberation (Bos et al, 2008; Dijksterhuis, 2004; Dijksterhuis et al, 2006; Lassiter et al, 2009; Newell, 2008; Payne et al, 2008; Rey et al, 2008; Smith et
al, 2008; Strick et al, 2010). Participants asked to make their decision immediately after viewing the applicant information performed better on the recruitment task than did participants involved in a distraction task designed to allow unconscious deliberation, who in turn outperformed participants deliberating consciously on the task for a few minutes. The results suggests that extended periods of deliberation leads to suboptimal
weighting, regardless of mode of thought. (Less)
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author
Aspman Karlström, Katharina LU
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course
PSYM99 20102
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Unconscious thought, recruitment, UTT, attention-without-deliberation
language
English
id
1888850
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2011-05-26 10:48:30
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@misc{1888850,
  abstract     = {The aim of the present study was to investigate the merits of unconscious thought when making recruitment decisions. 80 participants were presented with information regarding four applicants for a job as university teacher, in accordance with previous studies on unconscious deliberation (Bos et al, 2008; Dijksterhuis, 2004; Dijksterhuis et al, 2006; Lassiter et al, 2009; Newell, 2008; Payne et al, 2008; Rey et al, 2008; Smith et
al, 2008; Strick et al, 2010). Participants asked to make their decision immediately after viewing the applicant information performed better on the recruitment task than did participants involved in a distraction task designed to allow unconscious deliberation, who in turn outperformed participants deliberating consciously on the task for a few minutes. The results suggests that extended periods of deliberation leads to suboptimal
weighting, regardless of mode of thought.},
  author       = {Aspman Karlström, Katharina},
  keyword      = {Unconscious thought,recruitment,UTT,attention-without-deliberation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The merits of unconscious thought in complex recruitment processes},
  year         = {2011},
}