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Affective Biases and Heuristics in Decision Making: Emotion regulation as a factor for decision making competence
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Stanovich and West (2008) explored if measures of cognitive ability ignored some important aspects of thinking itself, namely that cognitive ability alone is not enough to generally prevent biased thinking. In this thesis a series of decision making (DM) tasks is tested to see if emotion regulation (ER) is a factor for the decision process and therefore should be a measured in decision making competence. A set of DM tasks was compiled involving both affective and cognitive dimensions. 400 participants completed an online web-survey. The results showed that ER ability was significantly associated with performance in various DM tasks that involved both heuristic and biased thinking. These findings suggest that ER can be a factor in decision making competence.

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2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Affective Biases Heuristics Decision Emotion regulation
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Applied Psychology Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96364ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-A--13/009—SEOAI: diva2:640981
Subject / course
Cognitive science programme
Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-08-15 Last updated: 2013-08-19Bibliographically approved

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