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Social judgment theory, developed by the psychologist Kenneth R. Hammond, addresses the implications of our reliance on interrelated multiple fallible cues for making diagnostic and predictive judgments. It addresses the processes of learning to make judgments under uncertainty, learning about the judgments of others, conflict arising from judgmental differences, and how task properties affect judgment processes. It also proposes methods for improving judgment and for addressing problems caused by the fallibility of judgment and our inability to access and describe our own judgment processes or those of others. Those methods are based on a technique called judgment analysis. In medical decision making, social judgment theory and its associated methods address problems arising from difficult diagnostic and prognostic judgments and describe the implications of the judgmental ...

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