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Cognitive Workload and Fatigue in Financial Decision Making

  • Stephen J.¬†Guastello

Part of the Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science book series (EESCS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Stephen J. Guastello
    Pages 1-13
  3. Stephen J. Guastello
    Pages 15-36
  4. Stephen J. Guastello, Anton Shircel, Matthew Malon, Paul Timm, Kelsey Gonring, Katherine Reiter
    Pages 37-68
  5. Stephen J. Guastello, Katherine Reiter, Anton Shircel, Paul Timm, Matthew Malon, Megan Fabisch
    Pages 77-97
  6. Stephen J. Guastello
    Pages 99-107
  7. Stephen J. Guastello, Anthony F. Peressini
    Pages 109-120
  8. Stephen J. Guastello
    Pages 121-131
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 133-134

About this book


This book presents new theory and empirical studies on the roles of cognitive workload and fatigue on repeated financial decisions. The mathematical models that are developed here utilize the cusp catastrophe function for discontinuous changes in performance and integrate objective measures of workload, subjective experiences, and individual differences among the decision makers. Additional nonlinear dynamical processes are examined with regard to persistence and antipersistence in decisions, entropy, explanations of overall performance, and the identification of risk-optimization profiles for long sequences of decisions.


Cognitive fatigue Cognitive workload Cusp catastrophe Decision theory Nonlinear dynamics finance

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen J.¬†Guastello
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology Dept, Cramer Hall, 317Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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