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    The Framing Effect

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    Identified by Tversky and Kahneman (1981), the framing effect is theorized by the notion that a decision maker’s choice can be influenced simply by manipulating the way options are presented. In their study regarding the Asian disease problem, they found that Individuals tend to choose a less risky option, or be more risk-averse, when the course of action is presented positively (gain), and tend to choose a more risky option, be more risk-seeking, when the course of action is presented negatively (loss). In other words, framing the outcome of a decision problem differently shifts a decision maker’s choice from risk-averse to risk-seeking. However, one limitation is that they failed to consider other factors that could influence their choice,…

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    accounted for by her father , leading her family to poverty. At as young as the age of ten, Louisa was aware that she lived in a society that had very little opportunity for any women, no matter the race, social or political class. However, Louisa had a strong and powerful belief that she could do whatever she wanted, and on her own and when she accomplished her personal achievements it would then be time for her to join the “ Women” as a whole. Although Louisa May Alcott was familiar with…

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    American transcendentalism is the movement begin in the mid of 1830s and the mid of 1840s, as a religious and a philosophical discussion by few ministers and has gained a lot of importance and became a dominant movement. The Transcendentalism movement is closely related to Unitarianism, in the early nineteenth century which was the very dominant and the powerful religious movement in Boston. It started to develop in the aftermath of Unitarianism taking hold at Harvard University. Many great…

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    “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” -Louisa May Alcott. These words describe the adventure, struggles, growth, love, family, and lessons learned in many of Alcott’s books including Little Women. Based off of her own life and family, Alcott exhibits characters and morals that make the reader feel as if they are in the books themselves. Louisa May Alcott was born November 29,1832, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Alcott was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott and…

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    Louisa May Alcott was an amazing women. Her life was full of every obstacle a person could think of but yet she still was able to get over each and every one of them. From being a women to being extremely impoverished, she overcame them all. Not only did she overcome them but she made something great out of them , Little Women. Even though I have never read this book , reading about Louisa’s life make me want to spend some time reading it. She portrayed her life and everything that made Louisa ,…

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    Writing one genre of literature for a certain audience is a challenge in and of itself, but those writers that push their boundaries, expand their thoughts, and adapt their writing styles are the notable authors that we all know today. In 1832, the renowned author, Louisa May Alcott, was born into a family of girls, although she was surrounded by females she grew into a strong individual who described herself as a tomboy. "No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, and no girl if…

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    Cumulative prospect theory ( cpt) Introduction Cumulative prospect theory (CPT) is a model for descriptive decisions under risk and crisis which was introduced by Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman in 1992 (Tversky, Kahneman, 1992). It is a further development and variant of prospect theory. The difference between this version and the original version of prospect theory is that weighting is applied to the cumulative probability distribution function, as in rank-dependent expected utility theory…

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    Kahneman successfully integrated psychology and economics making it easier to discern the motive behind consumer behavior. One of Kahneman’s most famous theories that essentially won him the Nobel prize in economics is prospect theory and that of loss aversion. Kahneman, along with Amos Tversky developed this theory when studying how people react to gambles. To Econs the expected utility theory and rational choice guided the outcomes of the decision process regarding a gamble. Expected utility…

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    with a non-alphabetic L1 literacy background. Their research turned out that the Chinese students performed poorly compared to their Korean counterparts. 1.3 Theoretical background 1.3.1 Decision biases Decision biases is considered as a form of cognitive biases, in the field of Behavioural Economics. These biases refer to thinking in different or certain ways that have certain systematic deviations from a standardized or a rational judgment (Tversky, Amos, and Daniel Kahneman, 1974). Biases…

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    Good decisions can be taken as well as can be bad decisions. You can research many good tips to prevent yourself and learn how to take those good decisions. But why not to learn how to avoid bad decisions? Daniel Kahnemann and Amos Tversky always studying how people make decisions, found this common and big traps that people use to have when making decisions. Overconfidence bias, hindsight bias, anchoring bias, framing bias, and escalation of commitment. In this paper, I am going to talk…

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