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Ambiguity and Conflict Aversion When Uncertainty Is in the Outcomes

Smithson, Michael; Priest, Daniel; Shou, Yiyun; Newell, Ben


We argue that the way ambiguity has been operationalized throughout the literature on ambiguity effects has an important limitation, insofar as ambiguity in outcomes has been neglected. We report two studies where judges do encounter ambiguity in the sampled outcomes and find evidence that ambiguity aversion is not less than when judges are given a range of outcomes without reference to ambiguous outcomes themselves. This result holds regardless of whether people are presented with a sample all...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-03-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00539
Access Rights: Open Access


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