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“WALKING UNDER A LADDER”: SUPERSTITION AND RITUAL AS A COGNITIVE BIAS IN MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING
“WALKING UNDER A LADDER”: SUPERSTITION AND RITUAL AS A COGNITIVE BIAS IN MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING

Author(s): Murray Hunter, Yoshifumi Harada
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: cognitive bias; heuristics; superstition; decision making; culture; assumptions; mental maps

Summary/Abstract: This article looks at superstition as an influence upon decision making. The article briefly describes the phenomenon of superstition, its probable origins and affects on assumptions, before explaining how superstitions work into our mental maps. Finally three categories of superstition are defined.

  • Issue Year: 7/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 34-41
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English