Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Balance in psychological research: The dual process perspective

Keith E. Stanovich a1
a1 Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada


Krueger & Funder (K&F) are right that various imbalances characterize social psychology, but I question whether they are characteristic of psychology or cognitive science as a whole. Dual-process theories, popular in the latter fields, emphasize both processing biases and the adaptiveness of human cognition in a more balanced manner.