Judgment and Decision Making

Judgment and Decision Making : Psychological Perspectives

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Judgment and Decision Making is a refreshingly accessible text that explores the wide variety of ways people make judgments. An accessible examination of the wide variety of ways people make judgments Features up-to-date theoretical coverage, including perspectives from evolutionary psychology and neuroscience Covers dynamic decision making, everyday decision making, individual differences, group decision making, and the nature of mind and brain in relation to judgment and decision making Illustrates key concepts with boxed case studies and cartoons
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 13mm | 608g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405123982
  • 9781405123983
  • 355,544

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Judgment and Decision Making is a refreshingly accessible text that explores the wide variety of ways people make judgments. It examines assessments of probability, frequency and causation; as well as how decisions are rendered under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Topics covered include dynamic, everyday and group decision making; individual differences; and the nature of mind and brain in relation to judgment and decision making.

Offering up-to-date theoretical coverage, including perspectives from evolutionary psychology and neuroscience, this volume has everything a psychology student needs for BPS accreditation, whilst drawing out the practical applications for non-psychology students with plentiful examples from business, economics, sport, law and medicine. The latest addition to the BPS Textbooks in Psychology series, this thorough text provides a succinct, reader-friendly account of the field of judgment and decision making.



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Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction and Overview: Judgments, Decisions, and Rationality. 2. The Nature and Analysis of Judgment. 3. Judging Probability and Frequency. 4. Judgmental Distortions: The Anchoring-and-Adjustment Heuristic and Hindsight Bias. 5. Assessing Evidence and Evaluating Arguments. 6. Covariation, Causation, and Counterfactual Thinking. 7. Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty. 8. Preference and Choice. 9. Confidence and Optimism. 10. Judgment and Choice over Time. 11. Dynamic Decisions and High Stakes: Where Real Life Meets the Laboratory. 12. Risk. 13. Decision Making in Groups and Teams. 14. Cooperation and Coordination. 15. Intuition, Reflective Thinking, and the Brain. References. Author Index. Subject Index
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Review quote

"A refreshingly accessible text that explores the wide variety of ways people make judgements." ( The Psychologist , January 2009)
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About David Hardman

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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