How smart can simple heuristics be?
Chater, Nick (2000) How smart can simple heuristics be? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23 (5). pp. 745-746. ISSN 0140-525XFull text not available from this repository.
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This commentary focuses on three issues raised by Gigerenzer, Todd, and the ABC Research Group (1999). First, I stress the need for further experimental evidence to determine which heuristics people use in cognitive judgment tasks. Second, I question the scope of cognitive models based on simple heuristics, arguing that many aspects of cognition are too sophisticated to be modeled in this way. Third, I note the complementary role that rational explanation can play to Gigenerenzer et al.'s "ecological" analysis of why heuristics succeed.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Behavioural Science
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Official Date:||October 2000|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 745-746|
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