Discussion of the Papers by McWhinney and Levenstein

  • David Pendleton


As a behavioural scientist, I approached the two papers having in mind the decision-making literature from my own discipline. If I set out the basics of this literature, my subsequent comments will become more intelligible.


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  2. Sutton, S. (1979) Can subjective expected utility theory explain smokers’ decisions to try to stop smoking? In Oborne, D. et al (eds.) Research in Psychology and Medicine Vol II. London, Academic Press.Google Scholar
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