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A Bayesian model of quasi-magical thinking can explain observed cooperation in the public good game

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 216-231

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:64:y:2007:i:2:p:216-231

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    1. Peter J. Hammond, 2008. "Isolation, Assurance and Rules : Can Rational Folly Supplant Foolish Rationality?," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 842, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    2. Asano, Masanari & Basieva, Irina & Khrennikov, Andrei & Ohya, Masanori & Tanaka, Yoshiharu, 2012. "Quantum-like dynamics of decision-making," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 391(5), pages 2083-2099.

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