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Applications of Heuristics and Biases to Social Issues : Social Psychological Applications To Social Issues - Linda Heath

Applications of Heuristics and Biases to Social Issues

Social Psychological Applications To Social Issues

By: Linda Heath (Editor), R.Scott Tindale (Editor), John Edwards (Editor), Emil J. Posavac (Editor), Fred B. Bryant (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1994
ISBN: 9780306447501
Number Of Pages: 344

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Validating the existence of heuristic influence on decision making and in real-world applications would create a powerful tool for understanding, predicting, and perhaps even correcting decisions made under situations of uncertainty.
Applications of Heuristics and Biases to Social Issues thoroughly examines these social psychological constructs and explores their importance in the areas of health, law, education, and organizations. Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of various theories, contributions apply heuristics and biases to such key issues as genetic testing, the controversy over supplying clean needles to drug users to prevent the spread of AIDS, medical decisions by both doctors and patients, therapists' perceptions of diagnostic accuracy, judges' sentencing decisions, perceptions of tax audits, workers' perceptions of jobs and leadership, and the views of the public and policymakers on affirmative action. Other chapters describe the development of heuristic reasoning among elementary school children, examine the effect of heuristics on decisions about environmental issues across childhood, and outline a heuristic framework for college-choice decisions.
This book will be valuable for practitioners in the social problems field, basic and applied social scientists, and for students in such courses as applied psychology and social cognition.

Heuristics and Biases in Applied Settings: An Introduction
Heuristics and Biases in Health Decision Making: Their Expression in Genetic Counseling
AIDS, Sterile Needles, and Ethnocentrism
Heuristics and Biases in Medical Judgment and Decision Making
Cognitive Heuristics and Biases in Personality Assessment
Negligence Law and Mental Mutation: A Social Inference Model of Apportioning Fault
Lay Evaluations of Encounters with Government Officials: Do Expectations Serve as Filters and Standards?
Biases and Rationality in the Mediation Process
Heuristic Processing in Organizational Judgments
7 additional articles
Index.
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ISBN: 9780306447501
ISBN-10: 0306447509
Series: Social Psychological Applications To Social Issues : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 30th September 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.53