An interviewing system was already in place, administered by a small cadre of interviewers, mostly young women, themselves recent graduates from good high schools, who had been selected for their outstanding performance in psychometric tests and for their interest in psychology. Like many other Jews, I suppose, I grew up in a world that consisted exclusively of people and words, and most of the words were about people.
Soon I had a near-mutiny on my hands. The soldier moved forward, placed the explosive charge, and lit the fuse. Our effort during those years was divided between the tasks of exploring interesting implications of our theoretical formulation and developing answers to all plausible objections.
Contrary to the old laws of information theory, it was common for us to find that more information was received than had been sent. Psychological Review , 103, 582-591.
An analysis of decisions under risk. When I returned home in 1967, I was, finally, a well-trained research psychologist.
Amos had simply perfect taste in choosing problems, and he never wasted much time on anything that was not destined to matter. This was another cognitive illusion to be understood. Rational choice and the framing of decisions. And I have never had so much fun.
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 39, 36-90. Its being misunderstood was a direct consequence of its being taken seriously. If the same respondents are given the two problems on separate occasions, many give incompatible responses. There has been much to cheer about.
General, 129, 524-529. We soon learned that joint collaboration with any third party should be avoided, because we became competitive in a threesome.
Later years Anne Treisman and I married and moved together to U. Luckily for us, the editor had asked two economists quite open to our approach to review the paper.
Like most protagonists in debates, I have few memories of having changed my mind under adversarial pressure, but I have certainly learned more than I know. This was an empirical question, and data were needed. In the summer of 1958, my wife and I drove across the United States to spend a few months at the Austen Riggs Clinic in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where I studied with the well-known psychoanalytic theorist David Rapaport, who had befriended me on a visit to Jerusalem a few years earlier.
In these and in other experiments of the same kind Schreiber and Kahneman, 2000 , people make wrong choices between experiences to which they may be exposed, because they are systematically wrong about their affective memories Our evidence contradicts the standard rational model, which does not distinguish between experienced utility and decision utility.
I wonder how often this occurs. At ORI, I came into contact for the first time with an exciting community of researchers that Amos had known since his student days at Michigan: Kahneman and Frederick, 2002, p.
It must have been late 1941 or early 1942. Ayton, P.