Going Cognitive: Tools for Rebuilding the Social Sciences
Mathew D. McCubbins
Duke University School of Law
Mark B. Turner
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
December 18, 2010
GROUNDING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, Chapter 14. pp. 387-414, Ron Sun, ed., Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2012
This chapter is an attempt to provide a few examples of the ways in which routine methods of cognitive science could be applied to improve social scientific investigations concerned with judgment, decision, reason, and choice. Since judgment, decision, reason, and choice are cognitive and conceptual operations, these foundations should draw as much as possible on the best research from cognitive science.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 54
Keywords: rational choice, cognitive science, heuristics, agency, methodology, game theory, payoff, reason, vignette, survey
Date posted: December 22, 2010 ; Last revised: January 22, 2012
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