The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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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. Winner of the prestigious William James Book Award, 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.

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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. Winner of the prestigious William James Book Award, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING is an informative and engaging introduction to the field written in a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0070504776

ISBN - 13:9780070504776

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Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: PERCEPTION, MEMORY, AND CONTEXT

CHAPTER 1: Selective Perception

CHAPTER 2: Cognitive Dissonance

CHAPTER 3: Memory and Hindsight Biases

CHAPTER 4: Context Dependence

SECTION TWO: HOW QUESTIONS AFFECT ANSWERS

CHAPTER 5: Plasticity

CHAPTER 6: The Effects of Question Wording and Framing

SECTION THREE: MODELS OF DECISION MAKING

CHAPTER 7: Expected Utility Theory

CHAPTER 8: Paradoxes in Rationality

CHAPTER 9: Descriptive Models of Decision Making

SECTION FOUR: HEURISTICS AND BIASES

CHAPTER 10: The Representativeness Heuristic

CHAPTER 11: The Availability Heuristic

CHAPTER 12: Probability and Risk

CHAPTER 13: Anchoring and Adjustment

CHAPTER 14: The Perception of Randomnest

CHAPTER 15: Correlation, Causation, and Control

CHAPTER 16: Attribution Theory

SECTION FIVE: THE SOCIAL SIDE OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

CHAPTER 17: Social Influences

CHAPTER 18: Group Judgments and Decisions

SECTION SIX: COMMON TRAPS

CHAPTER 19: Overconfidence

CHAPTER 20: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

CHAPTER 21: Behavioral Traps

AFTERWORD: Taking a Step Back

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``Contains a wonderful selection of the classic studies on psychology.''