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  1. Perspectives on Framing

    Edited by Gideon Keren

    Series: The Society for Judgment and Decision Making Series

    Language comprises a major mark of humans compared with other primates and is the main vehicle for social interaction. A major characteristic of any natural language is that the same communication, idea, or intention can be articulated in different ways—in other words, the same message can be "...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Psychology Press

  2. The Science of Giving

    Experimental Approaches to the Study of Charity

    Edited by Daniel M. Oppenheimer, Christopher Y. Olivola

    Series: The Society for Judgment and Decision Making Series

    Americans donate over 300 billion dollars a year to charity, but the psychological factors that govern whether to give, and how much to give, are still not well understood. Our understanding of charitable giving is based primarily upon the intuitions of fundraisers or correlational data which...

    Published October 21st 2010 by Psychology Press

  3. Informed by Knowledge

    Expert Performance in Complex Situations

    Edited by Kathleen L. Mosier, Ute M. Fischer

    Series: Expertise: Research and Applications Series

    The focus of this book is on how experts adapt to complexity, synthesize and interpret information in context, and transform or "fuse" disparate items of information into coherent knowledge. The chapters examine these processes across experts (e.g. global leaders, individuals in extreme...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Psychology Press

  4. Straight Choices

    The Psychology of Decision Making

    By Benjamin R. Newell, David A. Lagnado, David R. Shanks

    We all face a perplexing array of decisions every day. Straight Choices provides an integrative account of the psychology of decision making, in which clear connections are made between empirical results and how these results can help us to understand our uncertain world. Throughout the text, there...

    Published May 14th 2010 by Psychology Press

  5. Mathematical Reasoning

    Patterns, Problems, Conjectures, and Proofs

    By Raymond Nickerson

    The development of mathematical competence -- both by humans as a species over millennia and by individuals over their lifetimes -- is a fascinating aspect of human cognition. This book explores when and why the rudiments of mathematical capability first appeared among human beings, what its...

    Published December 23rd 2009 by Psychology Press

  6. Cognitive Assessment

    An Introduction to the Rule Space Method

    By Kikumi K. Tatsuoka

    Series: Multivariate Applications Series

    This book introduces a new methodology for the analysis of test results. Free from ambiguous interpretations, the results truly demonstrate an individual’s progress. The methodology is ideal for highlighting patterns derived from test scores used in evaluating progress. Dr. Tatsuoka introduces...

    Published May 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Aspects of Rationality

    Reflections on What It Means To Be Rational and Whether We Are

    By Raymond S. Nickerson

    What does it mean to be rational – to reason well and effectively? How does rationality, broadly conceived, relate to the knowledge one acquires, the beliefs one forms, the explanations one constructs or appropriates, the judgments and decisions one makes, the values one adopts? What is the...

    Published November 19th 2007 by Psychology Press

  8. Cognition and Extended Rational Choice

    By Howard Margolis

    One of the most exciting recent innovations in the social sciences has been the emergence of 'behaviour economics', which extends the notion of rational choice to allow for both motivation beyond self-interest and intuitions that cannot be reduced to the logic of a situation. This new book by...

    Published October 25th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Expertise Out of Context

    Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making

    Edited by Robert R. Hoffman

    Series: Expertise: Research and Applications Series

    Researchers have revealed that real expertise, while applied to well-defined tasks with highly circumscribed contexts, often stretches beyond its routine boundaries. For example, a medical doctor may be called upon to diagnose a rare disease or perform emergency surgery outside his or her area of...

    Published May 22nd 2007 by Psychology Press

  10. Thinking With Data

    Edited by Marsha C. Lovett, Priti Shah

    Series: Carnegie Mellon Symposia on Cognition Series

    The chapters in Thinking With Data are based on presentations given at the 33rd Carnegie Symposium on Cognition. The Symposium was motivated by the confluence of three emerging trends: (1) the increasing need for people to think effectively with data at work, at school, and in everyday life, (2)...

    Published May 22nd 2007 by Psychology Press