Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278300
Title:
Framing effects in children's probabilistic decision-making
Author:
Ellis, Susan Carolyn, 1963-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study investigated the presence of the framing bias in children's probabilistic decision-making. Under investigation was whether children would frame when presented with problems analogous to those known to elicit framing in adults. Prospect theory (Tversky & Kahneman, 1979) was pitted against fuzzy-trace theory (Brainerd & Reyna, 1990) to determine which provided a better explanation of children's decision-making. Preschoolers, second-, and fifth-graders were asked to make choices in a probabilistic situation across various levels of probability and expected values of outcome. It was expected that the amount of framing would increase with age.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Developmental.; Psychology, Experimental.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reyna, Valerie F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFraming effects in children's probabilistic decision-makingen_US
dc.creatorEllis, Susan Carolyn, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Susan Carolyn, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the presence of the framing bias in children's probabilistic decision-making. Under investigation was whether children would frame when presented with problems analogous to those known to elicit framing in adults. Prospect theory (Tversky & Kahneman, 1979) was pitted against fuzzy-trace theory (Brainerd & Reyna, 1990) to determine which provided a better explanation of children's decision-making. Preschoolers, second-, and fifth-graders were asked to make choices in a probabilistic situation across various levels of probability and expected values of outcome. It was expected that the amount of framing would increase with age.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Experimental.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReyna, Valerie F.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352359en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27051614en_US
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