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Information Sampling and Adaptive Cognition

Information Sampling and Adaptive Cognition

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Klaus Fiedler, Peter Juslin, Yakoov Kareev, Peter Sedlmeier, Ralph Hertwig, Greg Barron, Elke Weber, Ido Erev, Nick Chater, Peter Freytag, Robin Dawes, Joshua Klayman, Jack Soll, Anders Winman, Thorsten Meiser, Mike Oaksford, Gerd Gigerenzer, Chris M. White, Derek Koehler, Andreas Mojzisch, Stefan Schulz-Hardt, David Budescu, Adrian K. Rantilla, Tzur M. Kareliz, Hsiu Ting Yu, Joachim Krueger, Melissa Acevedo, Jordan Robbins, Ulrich Hoffrage, Fenna Poletiek, Robin Hogarth
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521831598

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  • A 'sample' is not only a concept from statistics that has penetrated common sense but also a metaphor that has inspired much research and theorizing in current psychology. The sampling approach emphasizes the selectivity and the biases that are inherent in the samples of information input with which judges and decision makers are fed. As environmental samples are rarely random, or representative of the world as a whole, decision making calls for censorship and critical evaluation of the data given. However, even the most intelligent decision makers tend to behave like 'näive intuitive statisticians': quite sensitive to the data given but uncritical concerning the source of the data. Thus, the vicissitudes of sampling information in the environment together with the failure to monitor and control sampling effects adequately provide a key to re-interpreting findings obtained in the last two decades of research on judgment and decision making.

    • Provides a genuine alternative to the heuristics-and-biases notion of the Kahneman-Tversky era that has dominated the field for decades
    • Majority of researchers who have made important contributions to the sampling approach are all on board
    • Judgment and decision making research has a profound impact on many disciplines, broadening audience and readership
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    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521831598
    • length: 498 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 61 b/w illus. 38 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Taking the interface between mind and environment seriously Klaus Fiedler and Peter Juslin
    Part II. The Psychological Law of Large Number:
    2. Good sampling, distorted views: the perception of variability Yakoov Kareev
    3. Intuitive judgments about sample size Peter Sedlmeier
    4. Risky prospects: when valued through a window of sampled experiences Ralph Hertwig, Greg Barron, Elke Weber and Ido Erev
    5. Less is more in contingency assessment - or is it? Peter Juslin, Klaus Fiedler and Nick Chater
    Part III. Biased and Unbiased Judgments from Biased Samples:
    6. Subjective validity judgments as an index of sensitivity to sampling bias Peter Freytag and Klaus Fiedler
    7. An analysis of structural availability biases and a brief study Robyn Dawes
    8. Subjective confidence and the sampling of knowledge Joshua Klayman, Jack Soll, Peter Juslin, and Anders Winman
    9. Contingency learning and biased group impressions Thorsten Meiser
    10. Mental mechanisms: speculations on human causal learning and reasoning Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford
    Part IV. What Information Contents Are Sampled?:
    11. What's in a sample? A manual for building cognitive theories Gerd Gigerenzer
    12. Assessing evidential support in an uncertain environment Chris M. White and Derek Koehler
    13. Information sampling in group decision making: sampling biases and their consequences Andreas Mojzisch and Stefan Schulz-Hardt
    14. Confidence in aggregation of opinions from multiple sources David Budescu, Adrian K. Rantilla, Tzur M. Kareliz and Hsiu Ting Yu
    15. Self as a sample Joachim Krueger, Melissa Acevedo and Jordan Robbins
    Part V. Vicissitudes of Sampling in the Researcher's Mind and Method:
    16. Which world should be represented in representative design? Ulrich Hoffrage and Ralph Hertwig
    17. 'I'm m/n confident that I'm correct': confidence in foresight and hindsight as a sampling probability Anders Winman and Peter Juslin
    18. Natural sampling of stimuli in (artificial) grammar learning Fenna Poletiek
    19. Is confidence in decisions related to feedback? Evidence - lack of evidence - from random samples of real-world behavior Robin Hogarth.

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    Klaus Fiedler, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
    Klaus Fiedler is Professor of Psychology at University of Heidelberg in Germany. Among his main research interests are cognitive social psychology, language and communication, social memory, inductive cognitive processes in judgment and decision making, and computer modeling of the human mind. Professor Fiedler was the winner of the 2000 Leibniz Award.

    Peter Juslin, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
    Peter Juslin is Professor of Psychology at Uppsala University in Sweden. He received the Brunswik New Scientist Award in 1994 and the Oscar's Award at Uppsala University in 1996 for young distinguished scientists. He has published a large number of scientific papers in many journals including many articles in the main APA-journals such as Psychology Review.

    Contributors

    Klaus Fiedler, Peter Juslin, Yakoov Kareev, Peter Sedlmeier, Ralph Hertwig, Greg Barron, Elke Weber, Ido Erev, Nick Chater, Peter Freytag, Robin Dawes, Joshua Klayman, Jack Soll, Anders Winman, Thorsten Meiser, Mike Oaksford, Gerd Gigerenzer, Chris M. White, Derek Koehler, Andreas Mojzisch, Stefan Schulz-Hardt, David Budescu, Adrian K. Rantilla, Tzur M. Kareliz, Hsiu Ting Yu, Joachim Krueger, Melissa Acevedo, Jordan Robbins, Ulrich Hoffrage, Fenna Poletiek, Robin Hogarth

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