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  1. Sandro Busso (2014). Modern Institutions Between Trust and Fear: Elements for an Interpretation of Legitimation Through Expertise. Mind and Society 13 (2):247-256.
  2. Mario A. Cedrini, Marco Novarese & Robin Pope (2014). Symposium on “Fear, Economic Behavior and Public Policies” - Part I. Mind and Society 13 (2):213-214.
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  3. Rosa Duarte, José-Julián Escario & José-Alberto Molina (2014). Broader Versus Closer Social Interactions in Smoking. Mind and Society 13 (2):183-194.
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  4. Elisa Gambetti & Fiorella Giusberti (2014). The Role of Anxiety and Anger Traits in Financial Field. Mind and Society 13 (2):271-284.
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  5. Anja S. Göritz & David J. Weiss (2014). Behavioral and Emotional Responses to Escalating Terrorism Threat. Mind and Society 13 (2):285-295.
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  6. Yakir Levin & Itzhak Aharon (2014). Emotion, Utility Maximization, and Ecological Rationality. Mind and Society 13 (2):227-245.
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  7. Gloria Origgi (2014). Fear of Principles? A Cautious Defense of the Precautionary Principle. Mind and Society 13 (2):215-225.
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  8. Arthur Sakamoto, Jason Rarick, Hyeyoung Woo & Sharron X. Wang (2014). What Underlies the Great Gatsby Curve? Psychological Micro-Foundations of the “Vicious Circle” of Poverty. Mind and Society 13 (2):195-211.
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  9. Shinji Teraji (2014). On Cognition and Cultural Evolution. Mind and Society 13 (2):167-182.
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  10. Aviad Tur-Sinai (2014). Adaptation Patterns and Consumer Behavior as a Dependency on Terror. Mind and Society 13 (2):257-269.
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  11. Guido Baldi (2014). Endogenous Preference Formation on Macroeconomic Issues: The Role of Individuality and Social Conformity. Mind and Society 13 (1):49-58.
    Macroeconomic events often require individuals and policy-makers to make decisions that they are not accustomed to making. For example, a sovereign debt crisis makes it necessary to either default on government debt, increase taxes, cut public spending or to impose a mixture of these measures. I argue that decisions on such matters are not derived from deep preferences; they require reflections and judgement under uncertainty. Past experiences and the interaction with other individuals are likely to influence the salience of preferences (...)
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  12. Nathalie Bulle (2014). Slow and Fast Thinking, Historical-Cultural Psychology and Major Trends of Modern Epistemology: Unveiling a Fundamental Convergence. Mind and Society 13 (1):149-166.
    There exists a fundamental convergence between some major trends of modern epistemology—as outlined, for instance, by Filmer Northrop and Henry Margenau—and the theories actually developed within sciences of the human mind where two types of thought—one implicit and, the other, explicit—tend to refer to two different lines of development. Moreover, these theories can find in the psychology of Lev Vygotsky some seminal hypotheses of a major importance. In order to highlight this convergence, we parallel the role played by structured conceptual (...)
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  13. Massimo Egidi (2014). The Economics of Wishful Thinking and the Adventures of Rationality. Mind and Society 13 (1):9-27.
    Replying to Queen Elizabeth II who in November 2008 asked why so few economists had warned about the emerging financial crisis, a group of eminent economists of the British Academy, claimed that while this failure had many causes, the most important was principally a failure of the collective imagination of many bright people, to understand the risks to the system as a whole. The paper suggests that this failure is due also to the still heavy influence of the paradigm of (...)
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  14. Katherine Frank (2014). In Memory of Herbert A. Simon. Mind and Society 13 (1):3-7.
    This is an excerpt from the contentThis chapter is based on welcoming remarks that I presented at the First International Conference of the Herbert Simon Society, “Bounded Rationality Updated,” in New York City, April 2013.This conference is a venue for you to share your research relating to and drawing upon the work that my father, Herbert Simon, studied, researched, and wrote about throughout his lifetime. I know he would have loved to hear your take on the topic selected for this (...)
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  15. Joe Johnson, Naveen Govindarajulu & Selmer Bringsjord (2014). A Three-Pronged Simonesque Approach To Modeling And Simulation In Deviant “Bi-Pay” Auctions, And Beyond. Mind and Society 13 (1):59-82.
    In order to employ and exhibit our Simon-inspired approach to computational economics, and specifically defend our version of the view that even logically untrained humans are rational, albeit no more than “boundedly” so, we provide two models, both rooted in computational logic, of how it is that logically untrained humans perform in a seemingly irrational fashion in a particular “deviant” auction.
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  16. Alan Kirman (2014). Is It Rational to Have Rational Expectations? Mind and Society 13 (1):29-48.
    In economics in situations where there is uncertainty one has to attribute some attitude to handling this uncertainty to individuals. The original idea was to assume that “people do not make systematic mistakes” for which Muth coined the term “rational expectations”. This was replaced by a much more formal vision which suggested that people fully understand how the economy evolves. In this paper I will argue that the foundations of the “rational expectations” hypothesis which has underpinned most recent modern macroeconomic (...)
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  17. Pat Langley, Chris Pearce, Mike Barley & Miranda Emery (2014). Bounded Rationality in Problem Solving: Guiding Search with Domain-Independent Heuristics. Mind and Society 13 (1):83-95.
    Humans exhibit the remarkable ability to solve complex, multi-step problems despite their limited capacity for search. We review the standard theory of problem solving, which posits that heuristic guidance makes this possible, but we also note that most studies have emphasized the role of domain-specific heuristics, which are not available for unfamiliar tasks, over more general ones. We describe FPS, a flexible architecture for problem solving that supports a variety of different strategies and heuristics, and we report its use in (...)
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  18. Laura Macchi & Maria Bagassi (2014). The Interpretative Heuristic in Insight Problem Solving. Mind and Society 13 (1):97-108.
    The study of insight problem solving could well become one of the most important topics in the contemporary debate on thought. Dealing with insight problems today requires of necessity reconsidering the concept of bounded rationality. Simon’s work has inspired us to reflect on the specific quality of the type of boundaries which, by limiting the search, allow and guarantee the act of creativity; finding the solution to insight problems is emblematic of this creativity and provides a paradigmatic case. According to (...)
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  19. Antonio Mastrogiorgio & Enrico Petracca (2014). Numerals as Triggers of System 1 and System 2 in the ‘Bat and Ball’ Problem. Mind and Society 13 (1):135-148.
    The ‘bat and ball’ is one of the problems most frequently employed as a testbed for research on the dual-system hypothesis of reasoning. Frederick is the first to envisage the possibility that different numerical arrangements of the ‘bat and ball’ problem could lead to different dynamics of activation of the dual-system, and so to different performances of subjects in task accomplishment. This possibility has triggered a strand of research oriented to accomplish ‘sensitivity analyses’ of the ‘bat and ball’ problem. The (...)
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  20. Marco Novarese & Riccardo Viale (2014). Special Issue on “Bounded Rationality Updated”. Mind and Society 13 (1):1-2.
    From April 8th to 10th 2013, the Herbert Simon Society held its first General Conference in New York. About fifty researchers from different countries and working in different areas attended the event. The conference focused on three topics which were identified as particularly relevant in the development of Simonian thought: duality of mind, creativity and alternative theories to rational expectations. A first Herbert Simon Honorary Lecture by Gerd Gigerenzer opened the conference. Gerg Gigerenzer was later elected as Chairman of the (...)
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  21. Ron Sun & Nick Wilson (2014). Roles of Implicit Processes: Instinct, Intuition, and Personality. Mind and Society 13 (1):109-134.
    The goal of this research is to explore implicit and explicit processes in shaping an individual’s characteristic behavioral patterns, that is, personality. The questions addressed are how psychological processes may be separated into implicit and explicit types, and how such a separation figures into personality. In particular, it focuses on the role of instinct and intuition in determining personality. This paper argues that personality may be fundamentally based on instincts resulting from basic human motivation, along with related processes, within a (...)
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