Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2015

880 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190494629

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The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior

Gerd Gigerenzer, Ralph Hertwig, and Thorsten Pachur

  • Shows that in order to make good decisions under uncertainty, one needs to ignore part of the information
  • Demonstrates that judges and burglars, managers, and consumers, dogs and ants, as well as participants in psychological laboratories rely on heuristics to solve problems
  • New, path-breaking way of thinking about human rationality
  • Compiles key articles of the simple heuristics program published across journals in different disciplines
  • Introduces the evolution and structure of the program, and puts each of the articles into context by short introductions

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