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Evaluating case-based decision theory: Predicting empirical patterns of human classification learning

  • Pape, Andreas Duus
  • Kurtz, Kenneth J.
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    We introduce a computer program which calculates an agentʼs optimal behavior according to case-based decision theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995) and use it to test CBDT against a benchmark set of problems from the psychological literature on human classification learning (Shepard et al., 1961). This allows us to evaluate the efficacy of CBDT as an account of human decision-making on this set of problems.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

    Volume (Year): 82 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 52-65

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:82:y:2013:i:c:p:52-65
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