Decision makers conceive of their choices as interventions.

@article{Hagmayer2009DecisionMC,
  title={Decision makers conceive of their choices as interventions.},
  author={York Hagmayer and Steven A. Sloman},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2009},
  volume={138 1},
  pages={
          22-38
        }
}
Causal considerations must be relevant for those making decisions. Whether to bring an umbrella or leave it at home depends on the causal consequences of these options. However, most current decision theories do not address causal reasoning. Here, the authors propose a causal model theory of choice based on causal Bayes nets. The critical ideas are (a) that people decide using causal models of the decision situation and (b) that people conceive of their own choice as an intervention. Four… CONTINUE READING
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