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Context dependencies in decision making

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Irrelevant information should not affect our decisions. Yet, our choices are often swayed by contextual input that is entirely unrelated to the decision at hand. This is true for perceptual judgments pertaining to the appearance of a visual stimulus, as well as for more abstract evaluations of economic prospects. My thesis examines three specific instances of context-dependent behavior across the realms of perception and economics. Across all studies, I charted the behavioral signatures of co...

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford ESRC Social Sciences Doctoral Tracining Center Studentship
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ES/J500112/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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