publication . Research . 2001

Behavioural Decision Making and Suggestional Processes

Molz, Günter;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Publisher: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Country: Germany
Common features between the domains of behavioural decision making and suggestional processes are discussed. These features are allocated in two aspects. First, behavioural decision making and suggestional processes are traditionally considered to provoke inadequate human behaviour. In this article arguments are put forward against this interpretation: Actions induced by non-rational decisions and / or by suggestional processes often have adaptive functions. Second, two common thematic issues are discussed ((1) utility functions in behavioural decision making, (2) ambiguity avoidance) that could be investigated empirically within an integrated framework of behav...
free text keywords: Psychology, Rationality, Behavioural decision making, Suggestional processes, Philosophy of decision sciences, ddc:150
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