Conflicts between the "head" and the "heart" are very common in everyday life. Over the past decade, research on such self-regulatory conflicts has been strongly shaped by Strack and Deutsch’s 2004 Reflective-Impulsive Model (RIM). The award-winning theory integrates cognitive, affective, and motivational influences on overt behavior, offering a domain-independent framework that is applicable to wide range of social and non-social phenomena. This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of research under the framework of the RIM. Its 15 chapters provide an overview of basic principles of behavior determination, showcase the RIM’s integrative and predictive power in many cross-cutting areas of inquiry, and illustrate the value of the theory for understanding the fundamental role of reflective and impulsive processes in various applied domains.
Expanding on an introduction that discusses the significance of the RIM from a historical view, the book is divided into three major sections. The first section covers basic psychological principles within the RIM, including selective accessibility, embodiment, associative and propositional operations, and implementation intentions. The second section reviews the integrative and predictive power of the RIM in many cross-cutting areas of inquiry, including intuition, attitudes, self-control, and personality. Finally, the third section showcases the generative power of the RIM in various applied areas, including research on health behavior, addiction, anxiety, economic behavior, sexual behavior, and aggression. In its entirety, this volume provides an indispensable resource for any scholar interested in the psychological underpinnings of reflective and impulsive behavior in various areas of inquiry.
Self-regulatory conflicts – tensions between the "head" and the "heart" – are a prominent part of daily human experience. This outstanding volume reviews cutting edge research into their causes and consequences, using Strack and Deutsch’s Reflective-Impulsive Model as a powerful integrative framework.
-Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, University of Southern California
A valuable complement to other recent volumes dealing generally with dual-process models, this book specifically focuses on Strack and Deutsch’s RIM model. Authoritative chapters elucidate the model’s fundamental processes and important areas of application including health, addiction, and economic behavior.
-Eliot R. Smith, Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
This volume is a homage to Fritz Strack, one of the most creative contemporary minds in social psychology and the creator of the versatile and integrative Reflective-Impulsive Model, which has evolved to become one of the most influential theoretical contributions to psychology.
-Gün R. Semin, Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the William James Center for Research, Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida
Roland Deutsch, Bertram Gawronski, Wilhelm Hofmann
I. Basic Principles
Thomas Mussweiler, Corinna Michels, Alexa Weiss
Roland Neumann, Julia Kozlik
Torsten Martiny-Huenger, Maik Bieleke, Gabriele Oettingen, Peter M. Gollwitzer
II. Cross-Cutting Perspectives
Bertram Gawronski, Skylar M. Brannon, Galen V. Bodenhausen
Wilhelm Hofmann, Malte Friese
Mitja D. Back, Steffen Nestler
Reinout W. Wiers, Thomas E. Gladwin
Michael Häfner, Kai Epstude
Rainer Banse, Alexander F. Schmidt, Roland Imhoff