Bounded Rationality in the Twenty-First Century

  • Stephen J. Guastello
Part of the Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science book series (EESCS, volume 13)


This chapter traces the parallel development of the constructs of bounded rationality in economics and cognitive capacity in psychology. Both perspectives led to the study of cognitive biases, the interdisciplinary field of behavioral economics, and artificial intelligence products that solved some of the original problems but created new and similar ones. The role of emotions in ideally rational decision processes also motivated the study of cognitive workload and fatigue in financial decision making, which is the primary focus of this book. The chapter concludes with elementary constructs of nonlinear dynamical systems theory that are intrinsic to the theory of cognitive workload and fatigue that is articulated in Chap.  2.


Fractal Dimension Channel Capacity Chaotic Attractor Secondary Task Nonlinear Dynamical System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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