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From risk and time preferences to cultural models of causality: on the challenges and possibilities of field experiments, with examples from rural southwestern Madagascar

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Tucker, B. (main author)
Format:
Research report
Publication Date:
2017
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7892791533
Published:
Madagascar: Springer: Cham, Switzerland.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
attitudes, communication research, decision making, decision process, farmers, research methods, risk assessment, risk communication, social factors, values, risk management, motivation, Madagascar (Africa, Eastern), fishers, personality, hunters, cultural factors, field experiments, supernatural forces
Notes:
Print ISBN: 978-3-319-51721-9 Online ISBN: 978-319-51721-6, Pages 61-114 in Stevens, J. (ed), Impulsivity. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Volume 64. Book series., Author suggests: "Meaning clearly influences people's choices; otherwise, framing and priming would not work. Culture is probably the most significant source of frames and primes. ... For southwestern Malagasy and probably for all humanity, the meaning behind unpredictability and anticipation relates to a clockwork understanding of interacting factors that are ultimately influenced by God, ancestors, and other supernatural forces.