Alasdair I. Houston
Violations of transitivity under fitness maximization
Houston, Alasdair I.; McNamara, John M.; Steer, Mark D.
John M. McNamara
Mark Steer Mark.Steer@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology
We present a novel demonstration that violations of transitive choice can result from decision strategies that maximize fitness. Our results depend on how the available options, including options not currently chosen, influence a decision-maker's expectations about the future. In particular, they depend on how the presence of an option may act as an insurance against a run of bad luck in the future. © 2007 The Royal Society.
Houston, A. I., McNamara, J. M., & Steer, M. D. (2007). Violations of transitivity under fitness maximization. Biology Letters, 3(4), 365-367. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2007.0111
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 22, 2007|
|Publisher||Royal Society, The|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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