Preference, Belief, and Similarity

Preference, Belief, and Similarity

Selected Writings

eBook - 2004
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MIT Press

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.


Selected works by the influential cognitive and mathematical psychologist and decision theorist Amos Tversky.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9780262285292
0262285290
9781423726654
1423726650
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 1023 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Shafir, Eldar

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