Social functionalist frameworks for judgment and choice: intuitive politicians, theologians, and prosecutors.

  title={Social functionalist frameworks for judgment and choice: intuitive politicians, theologians, and prosecutors.},
  author={Philip E. Tetlock},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={109 3},
  • P. Tetlock
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological review
Research on judgment and choice has been dominated by functionalist assumptions that depict people as either intuitive scientists animated by epistemic goals or intuitive economists animated by utilitarian ones. This article identifies 3 alternative social functionalist starting points for inquiry: people as pragmatic politicians trying to cope with accountability demands from key constituencies in their lives, principled theologians trying to protect sacred values from secular encroachments… 
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