AUTOMATIC DECISIONS

decisions made quickly, impulsively or with little thought. This may be based on habit or the use of mental shortcuts. For example, consumers may make automatic decisions when selecting one of a number of product brands, based on the amount of advertising they have been exposed to.

AUTOMATIC DECISIONS: "A person made automatic decisions to a) run and b) call the police when approached in a menacing manner."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOMATIC DECISIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/automatic-decisions/ (accessed July 16, 2019).
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