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Going Cognitive: Tools for Rebuilding the Social Sciences

GROUNDING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, Chapter 14. pp. 387-414, Ron Sun, ed., Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2012

54 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last revised: 22 Jan 2012

Mathew D. McCubbins

Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: December 18, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: rational choice, cognitive science, heuristics, agency, methodology, game theory, payoff, reason, vignette, survey

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McCubbins, Mathew D. and Turner, Mark B., Going Cognitive: Tools for Rebuilding the Social Sciences (December 18, 2010). GROUNDING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, Chapter 14. pp. 387-414, Ron Sun, ed., Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1728262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1728262

Mathew D. McCubbins

Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University ( email )

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Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

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