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dc.date.created2016-05-22T12:50:41Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationBirkelund, Gunn Elisabeth . Rational Laziness - When Time Is Limited, Supply Abundant, and Decisions Have to Be Made. Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie. 2016, 38, 203-226
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/57084
dc.description.abstractThis paper expands the model of rational action by introducing a new concept. rational laziness, to better understand actors’ decision making. In addition to rational information processing, human beings often rely on automatic and lion-cognitive mental capacities, and I use the term mental laziness to account for information processing based on these capacities. When time is limited, supply abundant, and decisions have to be made, mental laziness might be a rational decision device. Actors’ choice of rational-calculating or automatic-spontaneous mental decision devices is contingent on their locations within an opportunity structure. The empirical case studied is employers’ hiring processes, and employers’ activation of these action generating mechanisms are expected to cause discrimination of job applicants categorized as out-groups members.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherLucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft
dc.titleRational Laziness - When Time Is Limited, Supply Abundant, and Decisions Have to Be Madeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorBirkelund, Gunn Elisabeth
cristin.unitcode185,17,7,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi
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dc.identifier.cristin1356725
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dc.identifier.jtitleAnalyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie
dc.identifier.volume38
dc.identifier.startpage203
dc.identifier.endpage226
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1515/auk-2016-0110
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-59848
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0171-5860
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/57084/2/Rational_laziness_Birkelund.pdf
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