Chapter 11. More Is Not Always Better: The Benefits of Cognitive Limits

  1. Dr David Hardman2 and
  2. Professor Laura Macchi3
  1. Dr Ralph Hertwig and
  2. Dr Peter M. Todd

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001332X.ch11

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

How to Cite

Hertwig, R. and Todd, P. M. (2003) More Is Not Always Better: The Benefits of Cognitive Limits, in Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making (eds D. Hardman and L. Macchi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047001332X.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT, UK

  2. 3

    Facoltà e Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, 20126 Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471494577

Online ISBN: 9780470013328

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Keywords:

  • liability view of cognitive limitations;
  • covariation detection;
  • QuickEst

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Liability View of Cognitive Limitations

  • Thesis 1: Cognitive Limitations Can Enable Important Cognitive Functions

  • Thesis 2: Cognitive Limitations and Simple Processing Need Not Be Equated with Inferior Performance

  • Thesis 3: Cognitive Limitations May be a Byproduct of the Evolution of Simple Strategies

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References