Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality: Foundations for an Interdisciplinary Decision Theory

July 3, 2012 - July 10, 2012
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin



Gerd Gigerenzer
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

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It is our pleasure to announce the upcoming Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality 2012 – Foundations of an Interdisciplinary Decision Theory, which will take place from July 3 – 10, 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

The Summer Institute will provide a platform for genuinely interdisciplinary research, bringing together young scholars from psychology, biology, philosophy, economics, and other social sciences. Its focus will be on “decision making in the wild” – how cognition adapts to real-world decision-making environments. One of its aims is to provide participants a deeper understanding of the way humans come to grips with a fundamentally uncertain world, with an emphasis on applied contexts such as social interactions, medicine, justice, business, and politics.

Talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world are invited to apply by March 31, 2012. We will provide all participants with accommodation and stipends to cover part of their travel expenses.Details on the Summer Institute and the application process are available at:

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March 31, 2012, 10:00am CET

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