Choices Values and Frames

Choices  Values  and Frames Author Daniel Kahneman
ISBN-10 0521627494
Release 2000-09-25
Pages 840
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This book presents the definitive exposition of 'prospect theory', a compelling alternative to the classical utility theory of choice. Building on the 1982 volume, Judgement Under Uncertainty, this book brings together seminal papers on prospect theory from economists, decision theorists, and psychologists, including the work of the late Amos Tversky, whose contributions are collected here for the first time. While remaining within a rational choice framework, prospect theory delivers more accurate, empirically verified predictions in key test cases, as well as helping to explain many complex, real-world puzzles. In this volume, it is brought to bear on phenomena as diverse as the principles of legal compensation, the equity premium puzzle in financial markets, and the number of hours that New York cab drivers choose to drive on rainy days. Theoretically elegant and empirically robust, this volume shows how prospect theory has matured into a new science of decision making.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Author Jonathan Moore
ISBN-10 0847690318
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 322
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Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of original essays by international policy leaders, practitioners, and scholars brings together insights into the conflicting moral pressures present in different kinds of interventions ranging from Rwanda and Somalia to Haiti, Cambodia, and Bosnia. Together the authors make the case that moral reflection and content can improve the quality of decisionmaking and intervention in internal conflicts, especially those that involve sanctions, refugees, human rights, development, and arms. Published under the auspices of The International Committee of the Red Cross.

A Woman s Book of Choices

A Woman s Book of Choices Author Rebecca Chalker
ISBN-10 1888363282
Release 1996-01
Pages 271
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A guide for women choosing abortion covers all the available methods, from conventional clinical abortions to herbal and vitamin-induced abortions to RU-486

Wise Choices Apt Feelings

Wise Choices  Apt Feelings Author Allan Gibbard
ISBN-10 9780198249849
Release 1992
Pages 346
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This treatise explores what is at issue in narrowly moral questions, and in questions of rational thought and conduct in general. It helps to explain why normative thought and talk so pervade human life, and why our highly social species might have evolved to be gripped by these questions. The author asks how, if his theory is right, we can interpret our normative puzzles, and thus proceed toward finding answers to them.

Moral Choices

Moral Choices Author Scott B. Rae
ISBN-10 9780310291091
Release 2009
Pages 375
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Now in its third edition, this foremost college ethics text helps students form a basis for practical, ethical decision making in contemporary culture. Substantial updates and revisions include a new chapter on ethics and economics, online resources for instructors, current case studies, new material on bioethics and stem cell research, and much more.

Technological Choices

Technological Choices Author Pierre Lemonnier
ISBN-10 9781134522996
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 440
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Comparative Politics Structures and Choices

Comparative Politics  Structures and Choices Author Lowell Barrington
ISBN-10 9781111341930
Release 2012-01-06
Pages 472
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COMPARATIVE POLITICS: STRUCTURES AND CHOICES, offers a thematic framework that seamlessly connects concepts, theories, and country-specific information. In the Second Edition, an important set of concepts and theories is introduced and then applied to each of nine countries (the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China, India, Nigeria, and Iran) through the Topic in Countries (TIC) sections of each chapter. Students develop an understanding of how economic, cultural, identity, and political structures are linked to political systems and how individuals make political choices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Choices in Vichy France

Choices in Vichy France Author John Sweets
ISBN-10 9780195037517
Release 1986-03-13
Pages 306
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This provocative study challenges the stereotypes about Nazi-occupied France--both the old Gaullist myth of "a nation of resisters" and the newer myth of "a nation of collaborators." From evidence gathered at Claremont-Ferrand, the largest town near Vichy, the Occupation capitol, Sweets found the French far less supportive of Petain than some have argued and far more supportive of de Gaulle than has been suspected. He reconstructs the experiences of individual men and women in Clermont-Ferrand to understand the dilemmas that Occupation set before them. He finds that everything was made difficult and complex by the Occupation, and that our traditional notions of "resistance" and "collaboration" are inadequate to describe the reality of people's behavior under such extreme circumstances.

Choices in Relationships An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Choices in Relationships  An Introduction to Marriage and the Family Author David Knox
ISBN-10 9781305544741
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 592
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The Twelfth Edition of Knox and Schacht's CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS helps students see how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The authors encourage students to explore the tradeoffs involved with choices, show how to view situations in a positive light, and demonstrate that not making a choice is really a choice after all. Through current data, an engaging writing style, interactive pedagogy such as self-assessments, and an emphasis on social policy issues within the context of each chapter, this theme-based marriage and family text encourages lively classroom discussion and demonstrates how research and theory apply to students' lives. As a result, students learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that accompany their choices. This streamlined twelfth edition also includes new discussions of the future of marriage and the family, and features an abundance of new research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Choices Author Skyy
ISBN-10 097144899X
Release 2007-08
Pages 253
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In the school of life and love, what choices would you make? Set on the campus of Freedom University, a historically black college in Memphis, Tennessee, the lives and choices of four women are intertwined. Lena Jamerson has her whole life planned out for her. With wealth, prestige and a beautiful body she could choose anything ¿ even someone new. Denise the reserved women's basketball champion has no time for dating until a sexy stranger enters her life. Playa of another flava, Cooley sparks curiosity of her own with women on both sides of the orientation fence. Carmen's choices have given her a new exterior and a new lease on life. will the same internalized insecurities keep her from finding the love she deserves?

Malintzin s Choices

Malintzin s Choices Author Camilla Townsend
ISBN-10 0826334059
Release 2006
Pages 287
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The complicated life of the real woman who came to be known as La Malinche.

Understanding Interpersonal Communication Making Choices in Changing Times

Understanding Interpersonal Communication  Making Choices in Changing Times Author Richard West
ISBN-10 9780495502463
Release 2008-04-22
Pages 448
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West and Turner’s UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: MAKING CHOICES IN CHANGING TIMES, Second Edition, empowers you by providing both the knowledge and practical skills you need to be effective communicators in today’s rapidly changing and technologically advanced society. An innovative theory-skill framework, integrated in every chapter, uniquely combines theory and practice, eliminating the perceived division between them while clarifying their fundamental interconnections. The text powerfully supports skill development; rather than telling you how to communicate, the authors list a toolbox of key skills pertaining to each theory so you can actively choose and experiment with strategies appropriate for a given situation. Filled with realistic examples and scenarios that reflect the diversity and interactions of today’s students, UNDERSTANDING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: MAKING CHOICES IN CHANGING TIMES, Second Edition, makes clear connections between theory, skills, and the life situations we all encounter on a daily basis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nuclear Choices

Nuclear Choices Author Richard Wolfson
ISBN-10 0262731088
Release 1993
Pages 467
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background needed to make informed choices about nuclear technologies, introducing concepts that can be used for evaluating the claims of both proponents and opponents

Smart Choices

Smart Choices Author John S. Hammond
ISBN-10 9781633691056
Release 2015-07-21
Pages 256
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Where should I live? Is it time to get a new job? Which job candidate should I hire? What business strategy should I pursue? We spend the majority of our lives making decisions, both big and small. Yet, even though our success is largely determined by the choices that we make, very few of us are equipped with useful decision-making skills. Because of this, we often approach our choices tentatively, or even fearfully, and avoid giving them the time and thought required to put our best foot forward. In Smart Choices, John Hammond, Ralph Keeney, and Howard Raiffa—experts with over 100 years of experience resolving complex decision problems—offer a proven, straightforward, and flexible roadmap for making better and more impactful decisions, and offer the tools to achieve your goals in every aspect of your life. Their step-by-step, divide-and conquer approach will teach you how to: • Evaluate your plans • Break your potential decision into its key elements • Identify the key drivers that are most relevant to your goals • Apply systematic thinking • Use the right information to make the smartest choice Smart Choices doesn’t tell you what to decide; it tells you how. As you routinely use the process, you’ll become more confident in your ability to make decisions at work and at home. And, more importantly, by applying its time-tested methods, you’ll make better decisions going forward. Be proactive. Don’t wait until a decision is forced on you—or made for you. Seek out decisions that advance your long-term goals, values, and beliefs. Take charge of your life by making Smart Choices a lifetime habit.

Work Lifestyle Choices in the 21st Century

Work Lifestyle Choices in the 21st Century Author Catherine Hakim
ISBN-10 0191583308
Release 2000-11-02
Pages 356
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In this book, Hakim presents a new, multi-disciplinary theory for explaining and predicting current and future patterns of women's choice between employment and family work. Preference theory is the first theory developed specifically to explain women's behaviour and choices. As such, it constitutes a major break from male-centred theorizing to date in sociology and economics. Preference theory is grounded on the substantial body of new research on women's work and fertility that has flourished within feminist scholarship. It identifies five major historical changes that collectively are producing a qualitatively new scenario for women in prosperous societies in the 21st century. Throughout the analysis, the USA and Britain illustrate what the new scenario means for women, how it alters their preferences and work-lifestyles choices. Hakim also reviews research evidence on contemporary developments across Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the far East to develop a new theory that is genuine international in perspective.

America s Strategic Choices

America s Strategic Choices Author
ISBN-10 0262265249
Release 2000
Pages 415
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More than a decade has passed since the end of the Cold War, but the United States has yet to reach a consensus on a coherent approach to the international use of American power. The essays in this volume present contending perspectives on the future of U.S. grand strategy. U.S. policy options include primacy, cooperative security, selective engagement, and retrenchment. This revised edition includes additional and more recent analysis and advocacy of these options. The volume includes the Clinton administration's National Security Strategy for a New Century, the most recent official statement of American grand strategy, so readers can compare proposed strategies with the official U.S. government position.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Author Kathleen Gerson
ISBN-10 0520908139
Release 1986-03-17
Pages 350
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How do women choose between work and family commitments? And what are the causes, limits, and consequences of the "subtle revolution" in women's choices over the 1960s and 1970s? To answer these questions, Kathleen Gerson analyzes the experiences of a carefully selected group of middle-class and working-class women who were young adults in the 1970s. Their informative life histories reveal the emerging social forces in American society that have led today's women to face several difficult choices.