The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making

Author: Scott Plous
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070504776
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: History

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING offers a comprehensive introduction to the field with a strong focus on the social aspects of decision making processes. Winner of the prestigious William James Book Award, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING is an informative and engaging introduction to the field written in a style that is equally accessible to the introductory psychology student, the lay person, or the professional. A unique feature of this volume is the Reader Survey which readers are to complete before beginning the book. The questions in the Reader Survey are drawn from many of the studies discussed throughout the book, allowing readers to compare their answers with the responses given by people in the original studies. This title is part of The McGraw-Hill Series in Social Psychology.

Klar denken klug handeln

Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446445147
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Political Science

Mit weit über einer Million Exemplaren allein im deutschsprachigen Raum gehören "Die Kunst des klaren Denkens" und "Die Kunst des klugen Handelns" zu den größten Bestsellern der letzten Jahre. Jetzt erscheinen beide Bücher erstmals in einem Band vereint! Unzählige Leser begeistern sich für Rolf Dobellis gescheite Texte über die tückischsten Denkfallen, in die wir immer wieder tappen. Und sie wollen wissen, welche Fallstricke auf dem Weg vom Denken zum Handeln lauern. Rolf Dobelli gibt Ihnen das nötige Rüstzeug: Schlagen Sie nicht jeden Irrweg ein, nur weil andere ihn gehen. Lernen Sie aus den Fehlern, die andere freundlicherweise für Sie machen. Denken Sie klar und handeln Sie klug!

The Long Decade

Author: David Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199368341
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Law

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated significant legal changes over the ensuing ten years, a "long decade" that saw both domestic and international legal systems evolve in reaction to the seemingly permanent threat of international terrorism. At the same time, globalization produced worldwide insecurity that weakened the nation-state's ability to monopolize violence and assure safety for its people. The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law contains contributions by international legal scholars who critically reflect on how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated these legal changes. This book examines how the uncertainties of the "long decade" made fear a political and legal force, challenged national constitutional orders, altered fundamental assumptions about the rule of law, and ultimately raised questions about how democracy and human rights can cope with competing security pressures, while considering the complex process of crafting anti-terrorism measures.

Behavioral Finance Psychology Decision Making and Markets

Author: Lucy Ackert
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111781675
Release Date: 2009-09-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Now you can offer your students a structured, applied approach to behavioral finance with the first academic text of its kind--Ackert/Deaves' BEHAVIORAL FINANCE: PSYCHOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, AND MARKETS. This comprehensive text--ideal for your behavioral finance elective-- links finance theory and practice to human behavior. The book begins by building upon the established, conventional principles of finance that students have already learned in their principles course. The authors then move into psychological principles of behavioral finance, including heuristics and biases, overconfidence, emotion and social forces. Students learn how human behavior influences the decisions of individual investors and professional finance practitioners, managers, and markets. Your students gain a strong understanding of how social forces impact people's choices. The book clearly explains what behavioral finance indicates about observed market outcomes as well as how psychological biases potentially impact the behavior of managers. Students learn the implications of behavioral finance on retirement, pensions, education, debiasing, and client management. This book is unique as it spends a significant amount of time examining how behavioral finance can be used effectively by practitioners today. The book's solid academic approach provides opportunities for students to utilize theory and complete applications in every chapter. A wide variety of end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, simulations and experiments reinforce the book's applied approach, while useful instructor supplements ensure you have the resources to clearly present theories of behavioral finance and their applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Anatomie des Sozialen Prinzipien der analytischen Soziologie

Author: Peter Hedström
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531153978
Release Date: 2008-09-29
Genre: Social Science

Einer der weltweit führenden Soziologen, Peter Hedström, zeichnet die Grundlagen einer analytischen Soziologie nach. Er argumentiert für eine erklärende Soziologie, die Theorie und Empirie miteinander verbindet.

Straight Choices

Author: Ben R. Newell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781317538868
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Genre: Psychology

Should I have this medical treatment or that one? Is this computer a better buy than that one? Should I invest in shares or keep my money under the bed? We all face a perplexing array of decisions every day. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the new edition of Straight Choices provides an integrative account of the psychology of decision-making, and shows how psychological research can help us understand our uncertain world. Straight Choices emphasises the relationship between learning and decision-making, arguing that the best way to understand how and why decisions are made is in the context of the learning and knowledge acquisition which precedes them, and the feedback which follows. The mechanisms of learning and the structure of environments in which decisions are made are carefully examined to explore their impact on our choices. The authors then consider whether we are all constrained to fall prey to cognitive biases, or whether, with sufficient exposure, we can find optimal decision strategies and improve our decision making. Featuring three completely new chapters, this edition also contains student-friendly overviews and recommended readings in each chapter. It will be of interest to students and researchers in cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, and the decision sciences, as well as anyone interested in the nature of decision making.

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses E Book

Author: Carl Thompson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702042522
Release Date: 2009-07-17
Genre: Medical

This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today. Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter Comprehensive coverage of subject

Allgemeine Psychologie f r Bachelor Denken Urteilen Entscheiden Probleml sen Lesen H ren Lernen im Web

Author: Tilmann Betsch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642124747
Release Date: 2011-03-16
Genre: Psychology

Die neue Reihe zur allgemeinen Psychologie erscheint in 4 kompakten Bänden. Je nach Studien- und Prüfungsschwerpunkt können die benötigten Module zusammengestellt werden. Dieser Band enthält alle prüfungsrelevanten Themen des Faches „Denken“: Im Teil „Entscheiden“ werden die zentralen Phasen des Entscheidungsprozesses vorgestellt, im zweiten Teil die menschlichen Strategien und Regeln der Urteilsbildung, Teil drei behandelt die Theorien und Phänomene des Problemlösens. Begleitende Website mit Lerntools für Studierende und Materialien für Dozenten sowie kostenlosen Hörbeiträgen aller Kapitel.

Machen wir uns nichts vor

Author: Nicholas Epley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843709569
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Self-Help

Warum gibt es so oft Missverständnisse selbst zwischen guten Freunden? Warum wissen die wenigsten Ehemänner, was ihre Ehefrauen wollen – und umgekehrt? Warum scheitern Verhandlungen, obwohl sich alle Beteiligten optimal vorbereitet haben? Nicholas Epley hat sich intensiv mit den Fallstricken der menschlichen Kommunikation auseinandergesetzt. Wir alle glauben, uns selbst gut zu kennen, so Epley – und irren uns meist gewaltig. Der nächste fatale Fehler: Wir schließen von uns selbst auf andere. Wir müssen lernen, unsere Empathie zu nutzen. Wie das funktioniert, wie wir eigene und fremde Motive und Bedürfnisse ergründen können, erläutert der Autor anhand von aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen. Eine Gebrauchsanleitung für erfolgreiches Mind Reading in jeder Lebenslage – beruflich wie privat.

Risk A Very Short Introduction

Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191620249
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

We find risks everywhere—from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. Using simple conceptual frameworks from decision theory and behavioural research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk, showing how scientists address risks by combining historical records, scientific theories, probability, and expert judgment.Risk: A Very Short Introduction describes what has been learned by cognitive scientists about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse examples, and demonstrating how understanding risk can aid choices in everyday life and public policies for health, safety, environment, finance, and many other topics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Behavioral Finance

Author: H. Kent Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470769688
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A definitive guide to the growing field of behavioral finance This reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of behavioral finance and its psychological foundations, as well as its applications to finance. Comprising contributed chapters written by distinguished authors from some of the most influential firms and universities in the world, Behavioral Finance provides a synthesis of the most essential elements of this discipline, including psychological concepts and behavioral biases, the behavioral aspects of asset pricing, asset allocation, and market prices, as well as investor behavior, corporate managerial behavior, and social influences. Uses a structured approach to put behavioral finance in perspective Relies on recent research findings to provide guidance through the maze of theories and concepts Discusses the impact of sub-optimal financial decisions on the efficiency of capital markets, personal wealth, and the performance of corporations Behavioral finance has quickly become part of mainstream finance. If you need to gain a better understanding of this topic, look no further than this book.

The Social Psychologists

Author: Gary G. Brannigan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0070072345
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

This text is designed to provide readers with in-depth first person accounts of research in the area of social psychology. It covers a broad range of topics paralleling those found in most psychology textbooks. In addition, it shows how different researchers approach significant problems and develop strategies to deal with, understand and explore these areas (from design to methodology).

Mandela

Author: Christo Brand
Publisher: Residenz Verlag
ISBN: 9783701744688
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Nelson Mandela und sein Gefängniswärter Christo Brand - die berührende persönliche Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft "Ich ging durch die Tür seiner Besucherzelle und hielt ihm seine Enkeltochter entgegen. Er nahm sie in seine Arme, stieß ein leises 'Oh' hervor, und ich sah, wie Tränen über seine Wangen rollten, als er dem Baby einen Kuss gab. Wir standen beide schweigend da, und er wusste, dass er mir das Kind gleich zurückgeben musste. Im stillen Einverständnis war uns beiden klar, dass mein Wagnis ein Geheimnis zwischen uns bleiben musste, von dem nicht einmal seine Frau erfahren durfte ..." Nelson Mandela, Sohn eines schwarzen Stammesführers und großer Kämpfer gegen die Rassentrennung in Südafrika. Christo Brand, ein weißer Bauernsohn, hineingeboren in die Kultur des Apartheid‐Regimes. Diese beiden Menschen mit so ungleichen Voraussetzungen begegneten einander im Gefängnis auf Robben Island: Mandela als lebenslänglich inhaftierter Freiheitskämpfer, Brand als sein vom Staat rekrutierter Aufseher, der unter anderem den persönlichen Briefwechsel des Häftlings zensieren musste. Der 60‐jährige politische Gefangene und der erst 19‐jährige Wärter hätten erbitterte Feinde werden können. Doch zwischen ihnen entwickelte sich im Lauf eines Jahrzehnts, das sie gemeinsam im Gefängnis verbrachten, eine außergewöhnliche Freundschaft. Die Verbindung zwischen ihnen reifte durch viele Akte der Menschlichkeit und blieb auch nach Mandelas Freilassung aufrecht. Christo Brand erzählt in seinen Memoiren Anekdoten, über die er nie zuvor offen gesprochen hat. Diese einzigartige Geschichte über seine Zeit mit Mandela gewährt bisher unbekannte intime Einblicke in das Leben eines der größten politischen Vorbilder.