Theorize it both ways?

Tim Rakow*

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Psychologists' lack of methodological uniformity reflects their greater breadth of enquiry than experimental economists. The need for a theoretical understanding of one-shot decisions validates research undertaken without the repetition of trials. Theories tested only with financial incentives may not reliably predict some classes of decision such as those involving health. Undue emphasis on the importance of replication risks the proliferation of theories with limited generalizability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-426
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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