ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (5): 721-726.

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Two Systems in Decision-making and Reasoning:
Heuristic System and Analytic System

Sun Yan;Li Shu;Yin Xiaoli   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing  100101,China
  • Received:2007-03-02 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-09-15 Published:2007-09-15
  • Contact: Li shu

Abstract: Researchers in decision-making and reasoning have recently proposed that there are two distinct cognitive systems: heuristic system and controlled analytic system. The former is a relatively effortless system that relies on prior knowledge, judgmental heuristics, and immediate experience; the latter is a slower, effortful, resource-dependent, rule-based one. The two systems have sharply differing evolutionary histories and neuro-logical substrates. The mechanism of the two systems in decision-making and reasoning process, the relationship of them, the individual difference variables and some limitations were also discussed in this article

Key words: heuristic system, analytic system, decision-making, reasoning

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