"Utilizing" signal detection theory.

  title={"Utilizing" signal detection theory.},
  author={Spencer K. Lynn and Lisa Feldman Barrett},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={25 9},
What do inferring what a person is thinking or feeling, judging a defendant's guilt, and navigating a dimly lit room have in common? They involve perceptual uncertainty (e.g., a scowling face might indicate anger or concentration, for which different responses are appropriate) and behavioral risk (e.g., a cost to making the wrong response). Signal detection theory describes these types of decisions. In this tutorial, we show how incorporating the economic concept of utility allows signal… CONTINUE READING
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