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The Powers Perils of Intuition Psychology Today Dec 2002 Vol 35 Issue 6 P 42 In this essay David G Meyers Ph D explores the mystery behind the reliability behind intuition and why it is sometimes a force that cant be denied Our minds operate on two levels the conscious or deliberate level and the unconscious or automatic level It seems as if we have two minds one for momentary awareness and one for everything else We tend to follow our first impressions or intuitive thoughts as shown in one research study done at Harvard Different professors were recorded at the beginning middle and end of class and then these recordings or thin slices were shown to students who then rated them as confidence energy and warmth Findings showed that these ratings were very accurate According to John Bargh Ph D of NYU Were finding that everything is evaluated as good or bad within a quarter of a second So before engaging in rational thought we may find ourselves either loathing or loving a piece of art or our new neighbor Human intelligence is more than logic and comprehension is more than consciousness Intuition in women particularly has always been classified as superior to mens intuition One study showed that women generally surpass men at figuring out emotional messages This sensitivity also aids women in spotting lies Women base knowledge on intuition and personal experiences Men tend to think logically and see themselves as thinkers making decisions objectively while women see themselves as feelers who make decisions on what they feel is right Even though intuition is a big part of decision-making intuition can often be wrong Since the beginning of history human intuition has been put to the test It is amazing how vulnerable humans are to creating false memories misjudging reality and mis-predicting our own behavior Studies have shown that people tend to overestimate how changes such as moving winning an
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