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Decision Theory and Decision Behaviour

  • Anatol┬áRapoport

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Decisions Involving a Single Actor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Non-cooperative Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
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  4. Collective Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
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  5. Concluding Remarks

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-469

About this book

Introduction

The book treats two approaches to decision theory: (1) the normative, purporting to determine how a 'perfectly rational' actor ought to choose among available alternatives; (2) the descriptive, based on observations of how people actually choose in real life and in laboratory experiments. The mathematical tools used in the normative approach range from elementary algebra to matrix and differential equations. Sections on different levels can be studied independently. Special emphasis is made on 'offshoots' of both theories to cognitive psychology, theoretical biology, and philosophy.

Keywords

cognitive psychology decision theory economics game theory optimization psychology social choice utility theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Anatol┬áRapoport
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  1. 1.TorontoCanada

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