Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014

  • Cognitive Computation of Jealous Emotion

    Nicoladie D. Tam, Krista M. Smith

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Nov. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.11
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Behavioral Neuroscience
    Abstract: The computational role of jealous emotion has been proposed in a model of emotion, in which the desirable gain (or loss) is used as a measure for computing the emotional feedback that assesses the discrepancy between what an individual wants and gets. The jealous emotion is elicited when the perception that the other individuals have more than one ... Show More
  • A Decision-Making Phase-Space Model for Fairness Assessment

    Nicoladie D. Tam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 8-15
    Received: Nov. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Mar. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.12
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Behavioral Neuroscience
    Abstract: Toward the goal of delineating the underlying decision-making process in relation to fairness, a mathematical model describing the decision criteria is derived. In this fairness-decision model, the decision-making criteria are limited to choose between fairness, equity/disparity and monetary gain. In this model, the decision threshold criteria are ... Show More
  • Rational Decision-Making Process Choosing Fairness Over Monetary Gain as Decision Criteria

    Nicoladie D. Tam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 16-23
    Received: Nov. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Mar. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.13
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Behavioral Neuroscience
    Abstract: Objective: This study tests the hypothesis that the decision-making process in humans is often based on the fairness rather than the monetary gain/loss, when they are confronted with a choice between fairness and monetary gain/loss. Methods: The classical Ultimatum Game (UG) is used as the experimental paradigm to quantify the threshold crossover-p... Show More
  • The Meaning of Secure: A Case Study of Wonokromo Kampung, Surabaya

    Tri Dani Widyastuti, Happy Ratna Santosa, Ispurwono Soemarno

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 24-28
    Received: Jun. 09, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2014
    Published: Jan. 07, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.s.2014030601.14
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Behavioral Neuroscience
    Abstract: Urban kampung is a product of an uncontrolled development of the city. Along with all the issues contained there in, ho-metown has become its own unique phenomena that characterize the cities in Indonesia. One of the main criteria the needs of the kampungs and settlements housing facilities such as adequate facilities and infrastructure illegally o... Show More