The Resource Ecological rationality : intelligence in the world, Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer

Ecological rationality : intelligence in the world, Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer

Label
Ecological rationality : intelligence in the world
Title
Ecological rationality
Title remainder
intelligence in the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'More information is always better, and full information is best. More computation is always better, and optimization is best.' More-is-better ideals such as these have long shaped our vision of rationality. Yet humans and other animals typically rely on simple heuristics to solve adaptive problems, focusing on one or a few important cues and ignoring the rest, and shortcutting computation rather than striving for as much as possible. In this book, we argue that in an uncertain world, more information and computation are not always better, and we ask when, and why, less can be more. The answers to these questions constitute the idea of ecological rationality: how we are able to achieve intelligence in the world by using simple heuristics matched to the environments we face, exploiting the structures inherent in our physical, biological, social, and cultural surroundings."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF353
LC item number
.E28 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Todd, Peter M
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd
Series statement
Evolution and cognition.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental psychology
  • Heuristic
  • Reason
  • Environmental psychology
  • Heuristic
  • Reason
  • Rationalität
  • Umwelt
  • Vernunft
  • Intelligenz
  • Alltag
  • Heuristik
  • Umweltpsychologie
  • Rationalität
  • Umwelt
  • Vernunft
  • Intelligenz
  • Heuristik
  • Umweltpsychologie
Label
Ecological rationality : intelligence in the world, Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is ecological rationality? / Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer -- How heuristics handle uncertainty / Henry Brighton and Gerd Gigerenzer -- When simple is hard to accept / Robin M. Hogarth -- Rethinking cognitive biases as environmental consequences / Gerd Gigerenzer, Klaus Fiedler, and Henrik Olsson -- When is the recognition heuristic an adaptive tool? / Thorsten Pachur [and others] -- How smart forgetting helps heuristic inference / Lael J. Schooler, Ralph Hertwig, and Stefan M. Herzog -- How groups use partial ignorance to make good decisions / Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos and Torsten Reimer -- Redundancy: environment structure that simple heuristics can exploit / Jörg Rieskamp and Anja Dieckmann -- The quest for take-the-best: insights and outlooks from experimental research / Arndt Bröder -- Efficient cognition through limited search / Gerd Gigerenzer, Anja Dieckmann, and Wolfgang Gaissmaier -- Simple rules for ordering cues in one-reason decision making / Anja Dieckmann and Peter M. Todd -- Why rare things are precious: how rarity benefits inference / Craig R.M. McKenzie and Valerie M. Chase -- Ecological rationality for teams and committees: heuristics in group decision making / Torsten Reimer and Ulrich Hoffrage -- Naïve, fast, and, frugal trees for classification / Laura F. Martignon, Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos, and Jan K. Woike -- How estimation can benefit from an imbalanced world / Ralph Hertwig, Ulrich Hoffrage, and Rüdiger Sparr -- Designed to fit minds: institutions and ecological rationality / Will M. Bennis [and others] -- Designing risk communication in health / Stephanie Kurzenhäuser and Ulrich Hoffrage -- Car parking as a game between simple heuristics / John M.C. Hutchinson, Carola Fanselow, and Peter M. Todd -- Ecological rationality: the normative study of heuristics / Gerd Gigerenzer and Peter M. Todd
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 590 pages
Isbn
9780195315448
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011040733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756200146
  • (OCoLC)ocn756200146
Label
Ecological rationality : intelligence in the world, Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is ecological rationality? / Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer -- How heuristics handle uncertainty / Henry Brighton and Gerd Gigerenzer -- When simple is hard to accept / Robin M. Hogarth -- Rethinking cognitive biases as environmental consequences / Gerd Gigerenzer, Klaus Fiedler, and Henrik Olsson -- When is the recognition heuristic an adaptive tool? / Thorsten Pachur [and others] -- How smart forgetting helps heuristic inference / Lael J. Schooler, Ralph Hertwig, and Stefan M. Herzog -- How groups use partial ignorance to make good decisions / Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos and Torsten Reimer -- Redundancy: environment structure that simple heuristics can exploit / Jörg Rieskamp and Anja Dieckmann -- The quest for take-the-best: insights and outlooks from experimental research / Arndt Bröder -- Efficient cognition through limited search / Gerd Gigerenzer, Anja Dieckmann, and Wolfgang Gaissmaier -- Simple rules for ordering cues in one-reason decision making / Anja Dieckmann and Peter M. Todd -- Why rare things are precious: how rarity benefits inference / Craig R.M. McKenzie and Valerie M. Chase -- Ecological rationality for teams and committees: heuristics in group decision making / Torsten Reimer and Ulrich Hoffrage -- Naïve, fast, and, frugal trees for classification / Laura F. Martignon, Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos, and Jan K. Woike -- How estimation can benefit from an imbalanced world / Ralph Hertwig, Ulrich Hoffrage, and Rüdiger Sparr -- Designed to fit minds: institutions and ecological rationality / Will M. Bennis [and others] -- Designing risk communication in health / Stephanie Kurzenhäuser and Ulrich Hoffrage -- Car parking as a game between simple heuristics / John M.C. Hutchinson, Carola Fanselow, and Peter M. Todd -- Ecological rationality: the normative study of heuristics / Gerd Gigerenzer and Peter M. Todd
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 590 pages
Isbn
9780195315448
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011040733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756200146
  • (OCoLC)ocn756200146

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