The Ubiquity of Intuitive Change Judgments

  • Linda Silka
Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)


The humorist and social commentator James Thurber once wrote that we have changed so much that new fairy tales are needed to reflect the modern age. In his pointed revision of “Little Red Riding Hood,” the little protagonist no longer cowers in the corner and depends on her wits when confronted by the wolf; instead, Little Red Riding Hood now there is a new moral to the story: it’s not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be.


Social Change Fairy Tale Intuitive Judgment Intuitive Impression Bystander Intervention 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Silka
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of LowellLowellUSA

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