The rationality of irrationality in the Monty Hall problem

  title={The rationality of irrationality in the Monty Hall problem},
  author={T. Ensslin and Margret Westerkamp},
  journal={arXiv: Other Statistics},
The rational solution of the Monty Hall problem unsettles many people. Most people, including the authors, think it feels wrong to switch the initial choice of one of the three doors, despite having fully accepted the mathematical proof for its superiority. Many people, if given the choice to switch, think the chances are fifty-fifty between their options, but still strongly prefer to stay with their initial choice. Is there some sense behind these irrational feelings? We entertain the… Expand
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