Decision Making and Change in Human Affairs

Proceedings of the Fifth Research Conference on Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making, Darmstadt, 1–4 September, 1975

  • Helmut Jungermann
  • Gerard De Zeeuw

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLU, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Approaches to Real-Life Situations: Problems of Improvement

  3. Analysis and Improvement of Models and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Helmut Jungermann, Gerard De Zeeuw
      Pages 161-163
    3. Patrick Humphreys
      Pages 165-207
    4. Volker Bauer, Michael Wegener
      Pages 209-214
    5. Janusz L. Grzelak, Tadeusz B. Iwiński, Jósef J. Radzicki
      Pages 215-230
    6. Robert M. Hogarth
      Pages 231-255
    7. Masanoa Toda
      Pages 257-262
    8. Carl-Axel S. Staël von Holstein
      Pages 263-273
    9. Sarah Lichtenstein, Baruch Fischhoff, Lawrence D. Phillips
      Pages 275-324
    10. Ralf E. Schaefer, Katrin Borcherding, Claus Laemmerhold
      Pages 331-345
  4. Perspectives for Further Inquiry in Decision Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Helmut Jungermann, Gerard De Zeeuw
      Pages 365-367
    3. Thomas S. Wallsten
      Pages 369-393
    4. Gordon F. Pitz
      Pages 403-424
    5. Dirk Wendt
      Pages 425-430
    6. Erik Hollnagel
      Pages 431-444
    7. Gemot D. Kleiter
      Pages 445-453
    8. Willem A. Wagenaar
      Pages 461-477
    9. Wojciech W. Gasparski, Klemens Szaniawski
      Pages 491-506
    10. Lawrence D. Phillips, C. N. Wright
      Pages 507-519
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 521-528

About this book


It is only just recently that people have the tools to judge how well they are doing when making decisions. These tools were conceptualized in the seventeenth century. Since then many people have worked to sharpen the concepts, and to explore how these can be applied further. The problems of decision-making and the theory developed correspondingly have drawn the interest of mathematicians, psychologists, statisticians, economists, philosophers, organizational experts, sociologists, not only for their general relevance, but also for a more intrinsic fascination. There are quite a few institutionalized activities to disseminate results and stimulate research in decision-making. For about a decade now a European organizational structure, centered mainly around the psy­ chological interest in decision-making. There have been conferences in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Uxbridge, Rome and Darmstadt. Conference papers have been partly published+. The organization has thus stabilized, and its re­ latively long history makes it interesting to see what kind of developments occurred, within the area of interest.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Jungermann
    • 1
  • Gerard De Zeeuw
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Hochschule DarmstadtDeutschland
  2. 2.Universiteit van AmsterdamHolland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1278-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1276-8
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