The Biological Bases of Decision-Making

  • David McFarland


In this chapter we look at the biological bases of decision-making in general. We start by summarizing economic decision-making as discussed in the previous chapters, and then we proceed to discuss some biological, psychological, and philosophical aspects of decision-making in a wider context.


Video Game Economic Behaviour Biological Base Negative Reciprocity Homo Economicus 
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Further reading

  1. Kennedy, J. (1992) The New Anthropomorphism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. McFarland, D., Stenning, K. and McGonigle-Chalmers, M. (eds) (2012) The Complex Mind. An Interdisciplinary Approach. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke.Google Scholar
  3. Montefiore, A. and Noble, D. (eds) (1989) Goals, No Goals and Own Goals. Unwin Hyman, London.Google Scholar

Essential reading

  1. Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking, Fast and Slow. Allen Lane, Penguin.Google Scholar

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© David McFarland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • David McFarland
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  1. 1.Balliol CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

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