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Tim Discar January 18, 2011 UWP 101 Haynes Journal Entry #3 In the reading excerpt of “Blink,” by Malcolm Gladwell, the author continues to introduce new concepts of the human mind. The chapters included three main concepts of thin-slicing, priming and storytelling. In each of the cases, not understanding why we behave a certain way relates back to the main idea that one does not realize that we also behave according to our unconscious. Thin-slicing is the idea that we calculate at a rapid pace probabilities and statistics based on a short period of time. With the reading, certain individuals were trained to recognize facial expressions and develop a mathematical model to predict whether or not a couple will be married or divorced in 15 years. By far, this form of evidence has to be the strongest evidence Gladwell has to offer. Filled with statistics and actual concepts of the experiment, these chapters convince the reader of the concept of thin-slicing without losing the reader in new terminology. The second concept of priming is an idea that ties our environment to our
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course AAS 181 taught by Professor Osumare during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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