Subjects: P1, HB848-3697, social cognition, PT1-4897, affect, BF1-990, Economics as a science, QL1-991, Psychology, Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession,, Wages; regional labour markets, HB71-74, Demography. Population. Vital events, Regional economics, communication, marine mammal, intuition, Editorial, Mercats, decision, French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, regional labour markets, H, Salaris, Article, PQ1-3999, Wages, German literature, Markets, emotion, cognitive processes.NAKeywords, Economia regional, Social Sciences, Zoology, cetacean
(from the introduction) Intuition and affect have been neglected topics in the literature on human judgment and decision making for a long time. Judgmental processes involved in risk perception and decision making have traditionally been conceptualized as cognitive in nature, being based upon a rational and deliberate evaluation of the alternatives at hand. This picture started to change in the early 1980s when decision researchers looked beyond rational, deliberate, and cognitive processes and began to investigate intuitive --- as opposed to deliberate --- and emotional --- as opposed to cognitive --- aspects of decision making. In sum, decision research has seen a proliferation of approaches that look beyond rational, deliberate, and purely cognitive processes in decision making and investigate intuitive and emotional judgments in this area. This seemed like a good point in time to reflect the state of this emerging field in a special issue that addresses the question of how intuition and affect are related to each other and how they shape risk perception and decision making. This special issue is the result of a workshop that was held at the University of Bergen in November, 2006.