Action Slips

Action slips are unintentional behaviors that are the result of absent-mindedness, or a failure to pay attention. They typically occur when doing an automatic and familiar task.

An example would be forgetting to stop at the store on your routine drive home. Although you intended to stop the familiar and repetitive task of driving a familiar route made you forgot your intended stop. Essentially, action slips are mistakes that occur because of absent-mindedness.

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