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State dependent valuation

Simons, S.M.J. (2009) State dependent valuation. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Choices are made constantly and numerous times every day. But how are these decisions made? How and why are there sometimes suboptimal choices made? If there is a choice made, there is a preference for one of the options. But why would there be preference for something? If you think about the evolutional purpose of preference there must be preference for the thing that is the best option for you. So can you use preference to determine the most valuable reward for the animal? Or can preference be fooled? Can preference be an irrational thing? In state dependent valuation a preference changes towards the sometimes suboptimal choice. The studies I have compared deal with these kind of state changes and preferences. My criteria for using the articles where, only animal studies, non- pharmaceutical behavioral studies and in the experimental design the state had to be changed in training and in the choice situation.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28

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