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Economics and Psychology, Spring 2004
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Economics and Psychology, Spring 2004

Integrates psychological insights into economic models of behavior. Discusses the limitations of ... (more)

Integrates psychological insights into economic models of behavior. Discusses the limitations of standard economic models and surveys the ways in which psychological experiments have been used to learn about preferences, cognition, and behavior. Topics include trust, vengence, fairness, impatience, impulsivity, bounded rationality, learning, reinforcement, classical conditioning, loss-aversion, over-confidence, self-serving biases, cognitive dissonance, altruism, subjective well-being, and hedonic adaptation. Economic concepts such as equilibrium, rational choice, utility maximization, Bayesian beliefs, game theory, and behavior under uncertainty are discussed in light of these phenomena. (less)

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Social Sciences
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gabaix, Xavier
The role of anomaly and of cognitive dissonance in restructuring students' concepts of force
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The role of anomaly and of cognitive dissonance in restructuring students' concepts of force

Describes a study of high school students that investigated students' responses to ... (more)

Describes a study of high school students that investigated students' responses to an anomaly generated by the juxtaposition of opposing explanatory frameworks and examined the nature and impact of cognitive conflict as students moved from prescientific to scientific explanatory frameworks concerning the concept of force. (less)

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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Menahem Finegold
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