Applications of Heuristics and Biases to Social Issues / Edition 1

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This volume presents the latest research on applying heuristics and biases to the areas of health, law, education, and organizations. Authors adopt a cross-disciplinary approach to study various theories.

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A volume on the applications of research on heuristics and biases to such key social 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. A project of the faculty and students in the Applied Social Psychology Graduate Program at Loyola U. in Chicago, published under the auspices of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Heuristics and Biases in Applied Settings: An Introduction; L. Heath, R.S. Tindale. Heuristics and Biases in Health Decision Making: Their Expression in Genetic Counseling; S. Shiloh. AIDS, Sterile Needles, and Ethnocentrism; R.M. Dawes. Heuristics and Biases in Medical Judgment and Decision Making; S. Schwartz. Cognitive Heuristics and Biases in Personality Assessment; H.N. Garb. Negligence Law and Mental Mutation: A Social Inference Model of Apportioning Fault; R.L. Wiener, C.C. Pritchard. Lay Evaluations of Encounters with Government Officials: Do Expectations Serve as Filters and Standards? L.J. Stalans. Biases and Rationality in the Mediation Process; K. Gibson, et al. Heuristic Processing in Organizational Judgments; C.T. Kulik. 7 additional articles. Index.

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