Judgment and Decision Making: Psychological Perspectives
February 2009, ©2009
Offering up-to-date theoretical coverage, including perspectives from evolutionary psychology and neuroscience, this volume has everything a psychology student needs for BPS accreditation, whilst drawing out the practical applications for non-psychology students with plentiful examples from business, economics, sport, law, and medicine. The latest addition to the BPS Textbooks in Psychology series, this thorough text provides a succinct, reader-friendly account of the field of judgment and decision making.
1. Introduction and Overview: Judgments, Decisions, and Rationality.
2. The Nature and Analysis of Judgment.
3. Judging Probability and Frequency.
4. Judgmental Distortions: The Anchoring-and-Adjustment Heuristic and Hindsight Bias.
5. Assessing Evidence and Evaluating Arguments.
6. Covariation, Causation, and Counterfactual Thinking.
7. Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty.
8. Preference and Choice.
9. Confidence and Optimism.
10. Judgment and Choice over Time.
11. Dynamic Decisions and High Stakes: Where Real Life Meets the Laboratory.
13. Decision Making in Groups and Teams.
14. Cooperation and Coordination.
15. Intuition, Reflective Thinking, and the Brain.
- An accessible examination of the wide variety of ways people make judgments
- Features up-to-date theoretical coverage, including perspectives from evolutionary psychology and neuroscience
- Covers dynamic decision making, everyday decision making, individual differences, group decision making, and the nature of mind and brain in relation to judgment and decision making
- Illustrates key concepts with boxed case studies and cartoons
–Professor Nick Chater, Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University College London
“Very clearly written, an engagingly wide sampling of key
topics in JDM, and solidly based in the core classic and recent
literature. Perhaps the best JDM teaching text I have
–Terry Connolly, Eller Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Arizona and Past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making
“This book takes students seriously. It gives them
excellent coverage of judgment and decision making, revealing the
richness of the ideas that have been developed in this area over
the last couple of decades. The writing is crisp, the tone is
friendly, and the dual emphasis on theory and its relevance to
practical concerns is clear from the start.”
–Nigel Harvey, Professor of Judgment and Decision Research, University College London
“David Hardman's book on judgment and decision making is
the best textbook I have read in the field. The book presents a
complete, detailed and updated view of findings and research in
decision sciences. I was impressed by how succinctly the author
discusses complicated themes in the field. I was also impressed by
the broad coverage of topics, including classical ones as well as
emerging topics, such as dynamic decision making and naturalistic
approaches. This is simply the most complete textbook on judgment
and decision making in existence today. Definitely an excellent
choice to use in the classroom in introductory decision science
–Cleotilde Gonzalez, Associate Research Professor and Director of Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, Social and Decision Sciences Department, Carnegie Mellon University
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