Amos Tversky

Amos Tversky (* 16. March 1937 in Haifa (Israel); † 2. June 1996 in Stanford (California)) was a pioneer of the cognitive psychology and/or. Cognitive science, which many years as well as the Nobelpreisträger Daniel Kahneman worked, and with the investigation of heuristics, the discovery systematic human error (cognitive bias), psychological in that, and the investigation of decisions under risk was responsible.

Tversky developed the Prospect Theory together with Kahneman, in order to explain the Irrationalitäten of the human judgement with economic decisions. 1965 it acquired its doctor title at the University OF Michigan and taught thereafter to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, before it changed to the Stanford University. it received the MacArthur Fellowship to 1984.

Further it had several relevant publications with Thomas Gilovich and Paul Slovic.

the most important contributions

  • of anchor effects and adjustment
  • of presentation effects = framing
  • to availability heuristic
  • cousin guess/advise fallacy (consideration lacking of relative portions of partial populations)
  • Behavioral Finance (its own research direction is become)
  • lump illusion
  • conjunction fallacy (wrong probability judgements with conjunctions)
  • loss aversion
  • prospect theory
  • Representativitätsheuristik

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