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Book Review: The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology:

Book Review: The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2011. 9(2): 204-206 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology A review of Wray Herbert, On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits. Crown Publishers: New York, NY, 2010, 304 pp., US$25.00, ISBN # 978- 0307461636 (hardcover). Robert D. Mather, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: rmather@uco.edu (corresponding author). Amber L. Boggess, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: aboggess1@uco.edu. Mike Knight (1999) noted that Charles Peirce’s concept of abduction, or the “guessing instinct,” was relevant to how evolutionary psychologists reverse engineer behaviors and test hypotheses. Indeed, abduction is important to this process. But guiding this process are abductory leaps made at the level of the individual, based on hard-wired cognitive processes that have been shaped by natural selection. One of the most important areas of research on these cognitive processes centers on our more automatic processes, or social automaticity (Mather and Romo, 2007). Mather (2007) proposed the Integrative Social Paradigm (ISP) to develop multiple perspectives from which to view multiple levels of a phenomenon. For example, a phenomenon can be studied at the level of an individual’s personality traits, or at a more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 9 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2011

Book Review: The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 9 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2011

Abstract

Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2011. 9(2): 204-206 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology A review of Wray Herbert, On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits. Crown Publishers: New York, NY, 2010, 304 pp., US$25.00, ISBN # 978- 0307461636 (hardcover). Robert D. Mather, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: rmather@uco.edu (corresponding author). Amber L. Boggess, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: aboggess1@uco.edu. Mike Knight (1999) noted that Charles Peirce’s concept of abduction, or the “guessing instinct,” was relevant to how evolutionary psychologists reverse engineer behaviors and test hypotheses. Indeed, abduction is important to this process. But guiding this process are abductory leaps made at the level of the individual, based on hard-wired cognitive processes that have been shaped by natural selection. One of the most important areas of research on these cognitive processes centers on our more automatic processes, or social automaticity (Mather and Romo, 2007). Mather (2007) proposed the Integrative Social Paradigm (ISP) to develop multiple perspectives from which to view multiple levels of a phenomenon. For example, a phenomenon can be studied at the level of an individual’s personality traits, or at a more

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2011. 9(2): 204-206 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review The Implications of Automaticity for Evolutionary Forensic Psychology A review of Wray Herbert, On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits. Crown Publishers: New York, NY, 2010, 304 pp., US$25.00, ISBN # 978- 0307461636 (hardcover). Robert D. Mather, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: rmather@uco.edu (corresponding author). Amber L. Boggess, Department of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. Email: aboggess1@uco.edu. Mike Knight (1999) noted that Charles Peirce’s concept of abduction, or the “guessing instinct,” was relevant to how evolutionary psychologists reverse engineer behaviors and test hypotheses. Indeed, abduction is important to this process. But guiding this process are abductory leaps made at the level of the individual, based on hard-wired cognitive processes that have been shaped by natural selection. One of the most important areas of research on these cognitive processes centers on our more automatic processes, or social automaticity (Mather and Romo, 2007). Mather (2007) proposed the Integrative Social Paradigm (ISP) to develop multiple perspectives from which to view multiple levels of a phenomenon. For example, a phenomenon can be studied at the level of an individual’s personality traits, or at a more

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Published: Apr 1, 2011

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