Chapter 28. Heuristics, Biases, and Governance

  1. Derek J. Koehler and
  2. Nigel Harvey
  1. Jeffrey J. Rachlinski

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752937.ch28

Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making

Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making

How to Cite

Rachlinski, J. J. (2008) Heuristics, Biases, and Governance, in Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making (eds D. J. Koehler and N. Harvey), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470752937.ch28

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107464

Online ISBN: 9780470752937

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Keywords:

  • governance;
  • cognitive processes;
  • precaution;
  • legal contexts;
  • social risks

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cognitive Errors in Assigning Legal Blame

  • Cognitive Errors in Measuring the Extent of Harm

  • Cognitive Errors in the Democratic Process

  • Biases Among Public Officials

  • Adaptations in the Law

  • Conclusion