Cultural influences on cognitive biases in judgment and decision making: On the need for new theory and models for accidents and safety

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Abstract

We believe that cognitive biases are ubiquitous in distorted decision making and subsequent accidents. In addition, we contend that cultural differences may potentially compound the effects of cognitive biases in this domain. In this chapter, we briefly examine two case studies of how cross-cultural nuances contribute to crashes or disasters. Based on these analyses, an emphasis is placed on the concept of incorporating cultural differences into a safety culture or a preventive model of crashes or disasters. We suggest that a new theory needs to be built in the domain of safety, which account for crosscultural nuances as part of the causal processes leading to accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Conflict, Enabling Stability
PublisherCRC Press
Pages103-109
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781498736701
ISBN (Print)9781498736695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2016

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Murata, A. (2016). Cultural influences on cognitive biases in judgment and decision making: On the need for new theory and models for accidents and safety. In Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability (pp. 103-109). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315369587