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Implications of real-world distributions and the conversation game for studies of human probability judgments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17963558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Subjects in experiments use real-life strategies that differ significantly from those assumed by experimenters. First, true randomness is rare in both natural and constructed environments. Second, communication follows conventions which depend on the game-theoretic aspects of situations. Third, in the common rhetorical stance of storytelling, people do not tell about the representative but about unusual, exceptional, and rare cases.
Authors:
John C Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Behavioral and brain sciences     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0140-525X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808666     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. jcthomas@us.ibm.com http://www.truthtable.com.
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