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Heuristic reasoning among students of social and natural sciences


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Barbir, Martina. (2015). Heuristic reasoning among students of social and natural sciences. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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The purpose of this study was to explore the differences in heuristic reasoning considering: field of science, parent's education and wheather participants lived with their parents during the studies. Participants were 3rd and 4th year students (N=294) of social studies (psychology and sociology) and natural studies (matemathics and physics). Applied questionnaire was constructed out of situations from earlier studies and adapted for croatian sample. The results suggest that there is partial heuristic reasoning present among the participants (in 4 out od 7 situations). Situations where heuristic reasoning was present refer to the exploration of money fungibility and context impact on economic decision making. No differencies were found considering variables: field of science, parent's education and wheather participants with their parents during the studies.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioral economics, mental accounting, social studies students, natural  studies students, heuristics
Subjects: Psychology > Kognitivna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 14:06
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 14:06

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