Putman, A.O. / Published 2013 / Article
Citation: Putman A.O. (2013). At a glance and out of nowhere: How ordinary people create the real world. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10 (pp. 19-36). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: This paper explores in depth the ways in which persons spontaneously create the real world they live in. It offers an appreciation of the material in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, including his observations on knowing that takes place in the “blink of an eye”, along with a detailed re-formulation of the science underlying it. “Actor” concepts from Descriptive Psychology take the surprise out of Gladwell’s observations and account for them systematically as simply a straightforward statement of what ordinary persons, exercising ordinary competence, do.