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The Cassandra Effect in the Process of Fast Decision Making: Logical Semantic Interpretation
Emel'yanov Andrei Sergeevich

PhD in Philosophy

Lecturer of the Department of Philosophy at Kursk State University

305000, Russia, Kurskaya oblast', g. Kursk, ul. Radishcheva, 33, of. 325



The academic literature describes the process of making fast decisions in situations of uncertainty as alogical and with irrational mechanisms of decision making. The same tendency can be discovered in works by D. Kanemman, A. Tversky and R. Tyler. However, today the question about the influence of the logical form of language (disinformation, logical probability or logical contradiction) on the decision making process has not been answered. The aim of this research is to discover the relationship between semantic disinformation and making fast or slow decisions. The authors have conducted two experiments for this purpose. In the first experiment they analyzed the influence of the volume of semantic disinformation on the process of fast decision making. In the second experiment they analyzed the influence of semantic disinformation on the process of slow decision making. In his research Emelyanov has used the methods of statistical processing of data (unilateral variance analysis, correlation and regression analysis) as well as logical semantic analysis of the informational content. The following hypotheses have been made and proved in the course of this research: 1) there is a negative correlation between logical competence and mechanisms of classical rationality in the process of fast decision making; 2) there is a positive correlation between the time of decision and the level of logical competence of respondents in the course of the slow decision making. The results of the research demonstrate the heuristic and behavioral mechanisms of two types of decisions in situations of uncertainty as well as help develop tools for processing the semantic informational content. 

Keywords: metacognition, logic competence, rationality, semantic disinformation, semantic information, logical probality, slow decision making, Fast decision making, framing Effect, Cassandra Effect



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