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Prediction, Clinical versus Actuarial

  • By: Michael A Bishop & J. D. Trout
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Successful prediction is an essential activity in scientific and lay life, and this entry traces the nature and lessons of successful prediction. Suppose you have to make a prediction about some target property (e.g., a child's adult height or whether a ...