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TitleThe psychology of judgment and decision making
Author Scott Plous
ImprintNew York : McGraw-Hill, c1993
Descript xvi, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

SUMMARY

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


CONTENT

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


Decision-making Judgment

LOCATIONCALL#STATUS
Education Library153.83 P726PCHECK SHELVES
Chula Business School Library153.83 P726P 1993CHECK SHELVES

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