Behavior is multiply determined, and perception has multiple components: The case of moral perception

Ana P. Gantman, Jay Van Bavel

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We introduce two propositions for understanding top-down effects on perception. First, perception is not a unitary construct but is composed of multiple components. Second, behavior is multiply determined by cognitive processes. We call for a process-oriented research approach to perception and use our own research on moral perception as a "case study of case studies" to examine these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e242
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume39
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Behavior is multiply determined, and perception has multiple components : The case of moral perception. / Gantman, Ana P.; Van Bavel, Jay.

In: The Behavioral and brain sciences, Vol. 39, 01.01.2016, p. e242.

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