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Human behavior is infinitely complex and unpredictable, the result of thousands of interactions between predispositions, external factors and physical and cognitive processes. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines including psychology, economics, and sociological and political studies, this book develops a coherent and accessible theory for explaining the unpredictability of individual behavior. The author then highlights the danger of institutional reforms undermining the very capacity to generate predictability which is so central to their success.Read more
- Develops new ways of understanding the issue of human (un)predictability
- Uniquely interdisciplinary approach
- Provides insights into institutional design and organisational behaviour
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- Date Published: December 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521851398
- length: 328 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.61kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. The psychological predictability problem
3. Rational choice responses
4. Behaviourally informed responses
5. Behaviourally determined responders
6. Outlook: implications for interaction with higher complexity
7. Predictability at the crossroads of competing institutions.
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