Date of Original Version

7-2007

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

We describe an instance-based model of decision-making for repeated binary choice. The model provides an accurate account of existing data of aggregate choice probabilities and individual differences, as well as newly collected data on learning and choice interdependency. In particular, the model provides a general emergent account of the risk aversion effect that does not require any metacognitive assumptions. Advantages of the model include its simplicity, its compatibility with previous models of choice and dynamic control, and the strong constraints it inherits from the underlying cognitive architecture.

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