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School of Business and Management

Where has the conscious mind gone? Hosted by Dr Doyin Atewologun

3 December 2014

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: Mile End Campus, Bancroft Building, Room 4.04/08

Speaker name & affiliation

Magda Osman, Queen Mary University of London

Seminar title

Where has the conscious mind gone?


Current thinking, particularly in light of Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman, has made popular the view that much of what we do is shaped by unconscious thinking which we don’t have access to, or that we can reliably control. The aim of this presentation is to challenge this view which has a strangle hold on psychology, economics, management, business and beyond, and to propose an unpopular alternative: We are predominately conscious of, or can recover conscious access to, the factors that shape our choice behaviour (Osman, 2014).

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