Risk preferences in surrogate decision making

Batteux, Eleonore (2020) Risk preferences in surrogate decision making. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

Decision research has long focused on how we make decisions for ourselves, yet a considerable proportion of the personal and professional decisions we make are on behalf of others, which we term surrogate decisions. This thesis investigates the psychological processes involved in surrogate decision making. It features a first set of studies which compare financial and medical surrogate decisions and a second which address the complex process of making difficult medical decisions for our loved ones. This thesis makes valuable contributions to the field by providing empirical, theoretical, methodological and practical insights into making decisions on behalf of other people.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Ferguson, Eamonn
Tunney, Richard
Chapman, Peter
Keywords: risk preferences; decision making; surrogate decision making; self-other; end-of-life
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Science > School of Psychology
Item ID: 60055
Depositing User: Batteux, Eleonore
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 04:40
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 04:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/60055

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