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ERIC Number: EJ903784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0033-295X
Theoretical Developments in Decision Field Theory: Comment on Tsetsos, Usher, and Chater (2010)
Hotaling, Jared M.; Busemeyer, Jerome R.; Li, Jiyun
Psychological Review, v117 n4 p1294-1298 Oct 2010
Tsetsos, Usher, and Chater (2010) presented several criticisms of decision field theory (DFT) involving its distance function, instability under externally controlled stopping times, and lack of robustness to various multialternative choice scenarios. Here, we counter those claims with a specification of a distance function based on the indifference and dominance dimensions. Using this distance function, we show that the instability problems do not arise when using the internally controlled stopping rule. In conclusion, we argue that the predictions of DFT do not conflict with the data presented and that the model yet provides a coherent and accurate account of multialternative choice phenomena. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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