Decision Modeling and Behavior in Complex and Uncertain Environments

  • Tamar Kugler
  • J. Cole Smith
  • Terry Connolly
  • Young-Jun Son

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Integrating Decision Analysis and Behavioral Models

  3. Innovations in Behavioral Model Analysis

  4. Innovations in Descriptive Behavior Models

    1. David H. Krantz, Nicole Peterson, Poonam Arora, Kerry Milch, Ben Orlove
      Pages 165-198
    2. Manel Baucells, Rakesh K. Sarin
      Pages 199-226
    3. Eric D. Smith, Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini, Terry Bahill
      Pages 227-249
  5. Experimental Studies in Behavioral Research

    1. David V. Budescu, Sara Templin
      Pages 253-275
    2. Robert L. Goldstone, Michael E. Roberts, Winter Mason, Todd Gureckis
      Pages 277-308
    3. Amnon Rapoport, Tamar Kugler, Subhasish Dugar, Eyran J. Gisches
      Pages 309-337
    4. John Saalweachter, Zygmunt Pizlo
      Pages 339-358
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-364

About this book


This text is devoted to examining new research at the interface of operations research, behavioral and cognitive sciences, and decision analysis. In these 14 self-contained chapters, four themes emerge, providing the reader with a variety of perspectives both theoretic and applied to meet the challenges of devising models to understand the decision-making process.

The main broad topics include:

·the integration of decision analysis and behavioral models

·innovations in behavioral models

·exploring descriptive behavior models

·experimental studies

From the cognitive behaviorist who collects empirical evidence as to how people make decisions to the engineer and economist who are the consumers of such understanding, the reader encounters the familiar Traveling Salesman Problem and Prisoner's dilemma, how agricultural decisions are made in Argentina's Pampas region, and some social goals that come into play as an element of rational decision-making.

Decision Modeling and Behavior in Complex and Uncertain Environments will benefit graduate students, mathematicians, engineers, psychologists, and other scientists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tamar Kugler
    • 1
  • J. Cole Smith
    • 2
  • Terry Connolly
    • 3
  • Young-Jun Son
    • 4
  1. 1.Management and OrganizationsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Industrial & Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Eller College of ManagementUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.College of Engineering Dept. Systems & Industrial EngineeringUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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