ERIC Number: EJ588886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Discrepancies between Normative and Descriptive Models of Decision Making and the Understanding/Acceptance Principle.
Stanovich, Keith E.; West, Richard F.
Cognitive Psychology, v38 n3 p349-85 May 1999
Examines tasks from the heuristics and biases literature in light of the understanding/acceptance principle of P. Slovic and A. Tversky (1974). Shows how the variation and instability of responses can be analyzed to yield inferences about why descriptive and normative models of human reasoning and decision making sometimes do not coincide. (Contains 121 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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