Handbook of Intuition Research as Practice
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Handbook of Intuition Research as Practice

Edited by Marta Sinclair

How can intuition research inform practice? As the use of intuition in business has become more widely accepted, companies struggle to understand how to use this additional resource efficiently, while corporate trainers and university educators lack tools to develop it as a skill. This truly international Handbook provides relevant answers in a concise, digestible format using real-life examples and new research.
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Chapter 22: Intuition: scientific, non-scientific or unscientific?

Viktor Dörfler and Alina Bas

Abstract

In this chapter we propose expanding the scope of what is covered by scholarly research on intuition. Specifically, we suggest expanding this research into an area often labelled as unscientific. Much of what is considered scientific knowledge today used to be outside the realm of scientific, until someone achieved an understanding of a phenomenon that enabled scientific inquiry. Based on this premise, we argue that what is not scientifically understood about intuition is not unscientific, but non-scientific. We put forward a model of the process of intuiting, which demystifies a part of the phenomenon previously dismissed by scholars, enabling further research.

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