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The psychology of judgment and decision making

Author: Scott Plous
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1993.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in social psychology.
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING offers a comprehensive introduction to the field with a strong focus on the social aspects of decision making processes. Highlighting the role of psychological experimentation, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING is an informative and engaging introduction to the field written in a style that is equally accessible to the introductory psychology student, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Plous
ISBN: 0070504776 9780070504776
OCLC Number: 26931106
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Selective Perception --
Cognitive Dissonance --
Memory and Hindsight Biases --
Context Dependence --
Plasticity --
The Effects of Question Wording and Framing --
Expected Utility Theory --
Paradoxes in Rationality --
Descriptive Models of Decision Making --
The Representativeness Heuristic --
The Availability Heuristic --
Probability and Risk --
Anchoring and Adjustment --
The Perception of Randomnest --
Correlation, Causation, and Control --
Social Influences --
Group Judgments and Decisions --
Overconfidence --
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies --
Behavioral Traps --
Taking a Step Back.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill series in social psychology.
Responsibility: Scott Plous.
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING offers a comprehensive introduction to the field with a strong focus on the social aspects of decision making processes. Highlighting the role of psychological experimentation, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING is an informative and engaging introduction to the field written in a style that is equally accessible to the introductory psychology student, the lay person, or the professional. A unique feature of this volume is the Reader Survey which readers are to complete before beginning the book. The questions in the Reader Survey are drawn from many of the studies discussed throughout the book, allowing readers to compare their answers with the responses given by people in the original studies. This title is part of The McGraw-Hill Series in Social Psychology.

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