PI Lecture with Ralph Hertwig: Experimenting with Intelligence

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PI Lecture with Ralph Hertwig: Experimenting with Intelligence

Experimenting with Intelligence

Abstract. Within just 7 years, behavioral decision research in psychology underwent a dramatic change. In 1967, Peterson and Beach (1967a) reviewed more than 160 experiments concerned with people’s statistical intuitions. Invoking the metaphor of the mind as an intuitive statistician, they concluded that “probability theory and statistics can be used as the basis for psychological models that integrate and account for human performance in a wide range of inferential tasks” (p. 29). Yet in a 1974 Science article, Tversky and Kahneman rejected this conclusion, arguing that “people rely on a limited number of heuristic principles which reduce the complex tasks of assessing probabilities and predicting values to simple judgmental operations” (p. 1124). With that, they introduced the heuristics-and-biases research program, which has profoundly altered how psychology, and the behavioral sciences more generally, view the mind’s competences, rationality, and, ultimately, intelligence. How was this radical transformation possible? In this talk, I will aim to give one possible answer to this question, and it focuses on the how of we experiment with human intelligence.

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Event Details

Date: December 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: On ZOOM (Contact us for Link)