Judgment and Decision Making: Psychological Perspectives

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2009 - Psychology - 221 pages
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Judgment and Decision Making is a refreshingly accessibletext that explores the wide variety of ways people make judgments.

  • An accessible examination of the wide variety of ways peoplemake judgments
  • Features up-to-date theoretical coverage, includingperspectives from evolutionary psychology and neuroscience
  • Covers dynamic decision making, everyday decision making,individual differences, group decision making, and the nature ofmind and brain in relation to judgment and decision making
  • Illustrates key concepts with boxed case studies andcartoons
 

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1
Judgments Decisions and Rationality
2
The Nature and Analysis of Judgment
8
Judging Probability and Frequency
18
The AnchoringandAdjustment Heuristic and Hindsight Bias
32
Assessing Evidence and Evaluating Arguments
40
Covariation Causation and Counterfactual Thinking
54
Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty
64
Where Real Life Meets the Laboratory
118
Risk
132
Decision Making in Groups and Teams
146
Cooperation and Coordination
160
Intuition Reflective Thinking and the Brain
174
Appendix
188
References
189
Sources and Credits
209

Preference and Choice
78
Confidence and Optimism
92
Judgment and Choice over Time
106
Author Index
211
Subject Index
219
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About the author (2009)

David Hardman has taught judgment and decision making at London Metropolitan University since 1998, where he is Principal Lecturer for Learning Development. He is co-editor of Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment, and Decision Making, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Psychology.

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