Escaping from Bad Decisions: A Behavioral Decision-Theoretic Perspective presents a modern, conceptual and mathematical framework that explains how decision-making under certainty, risk and uncertainty can be better understood and theoretically explained. In addition, the book provides a critical examination of psychological models in multi-attribute decision-making and evaluates and defines the constitutive elements of "good decisions" and "bad decisions." By defining ordinal utility theory relating to multi-attribute decision-making, this book re-interprets the rationality of multi-attribute decision-making based on Arrow's general possibility theorem. This book will be ideal for graduate students and early career researchers in economics, decision theory and cognitive science. Provides a comprehensive background to the phenomena of bad decisions, considered in their economic, psychological and cognitive aspects Reinterprets existing theories and phenomena and proposes a new overview of decision behaviors by integrating mathematical and psychological perspectives Adapts model-based techniques, such as mathematical model based functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using mathematical models of the decision process
Odd what a mysterious roll of undeveloped film can inspire. In previous chapters we've seen snippets of Rob's dreamscape, but this fourth installment dives head-first into a full-length sequence. Lovecraftian rites, anthropomorphic pets, and girlfriends of past, present, and possibly future all vie for Rob's attention before the alarm clock tolls.
We all have free will, and are answerable for our actions, but when our most important life decisions are based on childhood brainwashing, abuse, mis-information, and societal pressures, we are destined to make some poor decisions. Should we be forced to suffer for these poor decisions our entire life, or do we have the right to escape from those bad decisions, even if it causes distress for others. The author says yes, we do. We have a right to change the course of our lives such that we free ourselves to pursue the correct path that leads us to happiness and fulfillment. This is the theme of Escaping the Plantation. The plantation in this case being the marriage, corporation, government or religious group that demands we slave for them with little or no reward, and seeks to punish us if we refuse. Only by removing ourselves from the plantation can we ever hope to be truly free. And so that is what we must do. Escape. That is the theme of the five short stores contained herein. The first and last are true and are based on the authors personal experience. The other three are mostly fictional but are representative of the predicaments many of us find ourselves in. I'm sure you will enjoy all five and benefit from them. Steve Walker
A powerful critique of nudge theory and the paternalist policies of behavioral economics, and an argument for a more inclusive form of rationality.
|Author||: Doreen Milstead|
|Publisher||: Lulu Press, Inc|
|Release Date||: 2015-12-21|
|ISBN 10||: 1329777654|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
A lower class woman in England writes away and becomes the mail order bride to a Los Angeles hotel owner, to escape the dangers of Victorian London and all of it’s crime ridden streets. Her potential husband is wary of getting a gold digger so he has his guard up and several safeguards in place. This leads her to wonder if she’s chosen the right man to marry.
|Release Date||: 1879|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Author||: Kaz Cooke|
|Publisher||: Penguin Group Australia|
|Release Date||: 2013-03-06|
|ISBN 10||: 1743480334|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD This book could save your self-esteem and even your life. Trusted author Kaz Cooke explains how to recognise controlling and abusive relationships and how to escape them, and how to deal with stalking, assault, rape and other abusive situations. Practical, emotional and non-judgemental advice is combined with input from specialist counsellors, and chosen quotes from hundreds of women who've been through it. Updated in 2018.