Essay about Analysis Blink : The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

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Analysis Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking
In this paper we will be discussing the book Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking. We will cover the theory of adaptive unconscious and how small slicing and rapid cognition plays a role in our decision making and intuition. Author Malcolm Gladwell uses different studies to explain how these process can help with decision making and how one can improve adaptive conscious. We will also cover my thoughts on this book and how it resonated with me. Finally we will discuss how I can use this to my benefit in the future.
Adaptive Unconscious
Have you ever just looked at something for the first time and had a strong feeling without knowing why? If so, then you have experienced rapid cognition. Have you ever been able to draw a conclusion about a person with in a few seconds of speaking to them? If you have then you experienced small slicing. We all have the ability to understand information before we realize we understand it. If this confused you then you are in the same position as I while I was reading the beginning of Malcolm Gladwell’s book. According to Gladwell “The part of our brain that leaps to conclusions like this is called the adaptive unconscious” (Gladwell, 2007, p. 11). Let us now discuss the two main concepts that make up our adaptive unconscious.
Behind the Locked Door
Rapid cognition and small slicing are the two main concepts discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink: The Power of Thinking…

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