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Decision Making and Reward, Computational Perspectives

  • By: Patrick Simen
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

This entry reviews historical developments in the study of the role of incentives in decision making, emphasizing recent computational approaches that model decision making's physical basis.

Making a decision means selecting an action from a discrete set of alternatives. The role of ...