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Biophysical Measurement in Experimental Social Science Research.

Author: Gigi Foster
Publisher: San Diego : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2019.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Foster, Gigi.
Biophysical Measurement in Experimental Social Science Research.
San Diego : Elsevier Science & Technology, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gigi Foster
ISBN: 0128130938 9780128130933
OCLC Number: 1086048149
Notes: The Role of Emotion
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Biophysical Measurement in Experimental Social Science Research: Theory and Practice; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; References; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Eye Tracking as a Tool for Examining Cognitive Processes; Introduction; History and Measurement; From Eye Tracking to Cognitive Science; Examples of Eye Tracking in Cognitive Science; Visual Search; Reading; Infant Cognition; Judgment and Decision Making; In-depth Example: Associative Learning; Learning, Blocking, and the Role of Attention; The Automatic Capture of Attention by Reward Gaze-ContingencyConclusions and Future Directions for Eye Tracking; References; Chapter 2: Brain Morphometry for Economists: How do Brain Volume Constraints Affect Our Choices?; Introduction; How is Information About Reward Value Encoded in the Brain?; Theoretical Findings on the Implications of Nervous System Limitations for Value Encoding; Approaches to Brain Anatomy; Voxel-Based Morphometry; The Links Between Gray Matter Volume and Behavior; Risk Attitudes; Discounting; Rationality in Choice; The Relevance of Brain Structure Measurements to Economics; Caveats; References Chapter 3: fMRI in Economics: What Functional Imaging of the Brain Can Add to Behavioral Economics ExperimentsIntroduction; Economic Theories Relevant to fMRI Technology; How the Brain Works; The Hemodynamic Response; Excitatory Versus Inhibitory Activity; The Method and Application of fMRI Technology; What Have We Learned From fMRI Evidence?; Subjective Value in the Brain; Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Loss Aversion; Regret Aversion; Reference Dependence; Intertemporal Decision Making; Social Decision Making; Limitations; Conclusion; References Chapter 4: Skin Conductance in the Study of Politics and Communication*Introduction; What Exactly is Skin Conductance?; What Can We Learn From Skin Conductance?; Negativity Biases in Reactions to Network News; Methods; Results; Discussion; References; Chapter 5: Steroid Hormones in Social Science Research; Introduction; Understanding Steroid Hormones; What Are Steroid Hormones?; Organizational Effects of Steroid Hormones; Activational Effects of Steroid Hormones; How Can Steroid Hormones be Measured?; Measuring the Organizational Effects of Steroid Hormones Measuring the Activational Effects of Steroid HormonesMeasuring Circulating Steroid Hormone Levels; Contextual Factors Affecting Steroid Hormone Measurement; How Can We Use Steroid Hormones in Social Science Research?; Steroid Hormones as a Reflector of Environmental Inputs; Steroid Hormones Effect on Behavior; Limitations of Steroid Hormone Research; Complementarity With Other Research and Directions for Future Research; References; Chapter 6: An Interoceptive Walk Down Wall Street; Introduction; From Cold to Warm Rationality; A Brief History of the Economic Study of Behavior

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