Economic man:Self-interest and rational choice

Zizzo, D.J. (2005) Economic man:Self-interest and rational choice. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28 (6). pp. 837-838. ISSN 0140-525X

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"Economic man" assumes not only self-interest, but also rationality of choices. The finding that ultimatum game offers can be explained by ambiguity aversion as well as pessimism, plus other findings, suggests the usefulness of taking bounded rationality more into account. Neurodevelopmental and heritability research supports the authors' emphasis on the importance of social learning and socialization.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 13:50
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:05
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X05450141

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