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Rationality, foraging, and associative learning

Subtitle:
an integraltive approach
Abstract:

One basic requisite for rationality is that choices are consistent across situations. Animals commonly violate rationality premises as evidenced, for example, by context-dependent choices, and such apparent irrationalities stand as paradoxes that instigate re-examination of some assumptions in behaviour ecological modelling. The goal of the present thesis was to study the psychological mechanisms underlying apparent irrationalities in order to assess the functional implications of general...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Life and Environmental Sciences Division

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Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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603849619
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