Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings

November 21, 2003|
Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings by Amos Tversky
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Amos Tversky (1937-1996), a towering figure in cognitive and mathematical psychology, devoted his professional life to the study of similarity, judgment, and decision making. He had a unique ability to master the technicalities of normative ideals and then to intuit and demonstrate experimentally their systematic violation due to the vagaries and consequences of human information processing. He created new areas of study and helped transform disciplines as varied as economics, law, medicine, political science, philosophy, and statistics. This book collects forty of Tversky's articles, selected by him in collaboration with the editor during the last months of Tversky's life. It is divided into three sections: Similarity, Judgment, and Preferences. The Preferences section is subdivided into Probabilistic Models of Choice, Choice under Risk and Uncertainty, and Contingent Preferences. Included are several articles written with his frequent collaborator, Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman.

Title:Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings
Product dimensions:416 pages, 9 X 7 X 2.35 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 9 X 7 X 2.35 in
Published:November 21, 2003
Publisher:The MIT Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262201445

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