Baylor, A. L. (1997). A three-component conception of intuition: Immediacy, sensing relationships, and reason. New Ideas in Psychology , 15(2), 185-194.
Publication year: 1997

Based on a comprehensive review of the published literature, a model of intuition is presented with the following three components: immediacy, the sensing of relationships, and reason. These interactive components contribute specific aspects of intuition: the components of immediacy and relationships contribute insight; the components of relationships and reason contribute metaphorical and analogical thinking; and, the components of immediacy and reason contribute an action-oriented type of reasoning that is antithetical to metacognition. Implications of the model for psychological and and educational research are presented.