What is a System One Reaction?

System One in Action

System One

System Two

Overview
System One
System Two

Overview

In psychology, Dual Process Theory provides an account of how a phenomenon can occur in two different ways, or as a result of two different processes. Often, the two processes consist of an implicit (automatic), unconscious process and an explicit (controlled), conscious process.

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System One

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A System One reaction is a fast, and automatic reaction to stimuli. They are closely associated with emotional, and unrehearsed responses. Respondents are not aware of the response before it is given.

Example Question: What is your first name?

System Two

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A System Two response is a slow, and effortful response to stimuli. Usually rehearsed, users are fully aware of their response before it is given.

Example Question: What is 24 x 17?

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How do we capture System One reactions?