Welcome to the homepage of Research on Everyday Thinking. Our main focus is on the basic cognitive mechanisms that shape our everyday cognition about people and things. We focus especially on the following topics:
- intuition, analytical thinking, dual process theories of cognition, thinking styles
- argumentation evaluation ability
- the cognitive foundation of superstitious, magical, paranormal, and supernatural beliefs, as well as other epistemically suspect beliefs
- cognitive biases
- individual differences in reasoning and world view
- mentalistic and mechanistic cognition (empathizing-systemizing) in everyday life
- intuitive and scientific construals of basic physical, biological, and psychological phenomena.
To address these issues, we utilize experiments, surveys, and cognitive tasks, conducted on-line and in laboratories.