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Unformatted text preview: Outline Review from last class Clarification of contralateral visual processing What divisions of the mind tell us about happiness? Evaluation The tireless like-o-meter Affect informs evaluation Assessing implicit evaluations (the elephants like-o- meter) Bad is stronger than good Outline Review from last class Clarification of contralateral visual processing What divisions of the mind tell us about happiness? Evaluation The tireless like-o-meter Affect informs evaluation Assessing implicit evaluations (the elephants like-o- meter) Bad is stronger than good Contralateral Visual Processing Contralateral Visual Processing Contralateral Visual Processing Contralateral Visual Processing Outline Review from last class Clarification of contralateral visual processing What divisions of the mind tell us about happiness? Evaluation The tireless like-o-meter Affect informs evaluation Assessing implicit evaluations (the elephants like-o- meter) Bad is stronger than good Divisions of the mind illuminate limitations of the rational self Automatic responses are relatively insensitive to intended goal (e.g., Stroop) Motivations based on Old-brain limbic system may overpower rational behavior (e.g., drinking seawater) Confabulation of split-brain patients suggests the rational self can be more like the brains press secretary than its CEO Limitations of rational self provide a starting point for understanding why realizations about how we could be happier rarely make a sustained difference. Outline Review from last class Clarification of contralateral visual processing What divisions of the mind tell us about happiness? Evaluation The tireless like-o-meter Affect informs evaluation Assessing implicit evaluations (the elephants like-o- meter) Bad is stronger than good Evaluation is central to what brains accomplish The primary function of brains is to select and execute movement. Selection of movement requires evaluation of stimuli (good-bad) Evaluation is central to what brains accomplish Evaluation is automatic Doesnt require intention Doesnt require awareness Doesnt interfere with most secondary tasks Effortless and fast Explicit evaluations are provided by the rider (consciousness). Explicit evaluations are provided by the rider (consciousness). They can be faked. They can also be wrong Side note: Why do psychologists make so much of errors? Side note: Why do psychologists make so much of errors?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2008 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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