The Psychological Ideas of Amos Tversky and Their Relevance for Political Science

  title={The Psychological Ideas of Amos Tversky and Their Relevance for Political Science},
  author={Rose McDermott},
  journal={Journal of Theoretical Politics},
  pages={33 - 5}
  • R. McDermott
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Economics, Psychology
  • Journal of Theoretical Politics
Amos Tversky died in 1996. Tversky's professional ideas and contributions revolutionized not only his own field of cognitive psychology, but that of economics as well. The purpose of this article is to systematically outline the meaning and potential significance of Tversky's insights for the study of political science. This discussion centers on three specific foci: judgment under uncertainty; decision-making under risk; and reason-based choice. Two noteworthy points emerge from this review… 


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