Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings by Amos TverskyPreference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings by Amos Tversky

Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings

byAmos TverskyEditorEldar Shafir

Paperback | November 21, 2003

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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.

Eldar Shafir is Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
Title:Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 7 × 2.1 inPublished:November 21, 2003Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:026270093X

ISBN - 13:9780262700931


Editorial Reviews

Amos Tversky may have shown that basketball players do not have 'hot hands,' but he proved the opposite for psychologists. Tversky always made his basket, and in the process changed psychology, and also economics, forever.

-George Akerlof, Koshland Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences