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Is there a term for simulated irrationality?

I don't think there's an official term for this kind of bluffing specifically, that's widely used. But Nixon's approach to the Soviet Union, to act in an exaggerated irrational manner to deter them ...
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How to ask in a survey for emotional vs. rational personality

I know that Helen Fisher, who is a love researcher, has developed a four factor personality model where two of the factors are quite relevant to your question. See (Fisher et al, 2015) for some ...
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Why can't subjective utilities take probabilities into account?

You certainly did not understand it correctly, because the statement that the second case is either rational or not cannot be stated based only on the information you provided. The rationality of the ...
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Replication or conceptual replication of card trick in Mind Field Ep 8?

Great question. This paradigm is called "choice blindness": Subjects saw two photographs of people and were asked which they found more attractive. They were given a closer look at their &...
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Why do people take unreasonable conventions for granted?

Much behaviour is ritual (in the non-religious sense) not rational. Ritual behaviour evolves by trial and error, so if you had a good experience after throwing salt over your shoulder then that ...
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Can a subject develop learned helplessness without being conditioned?

I think what you are asking pertains to how learned helplessness is defined. If sticking to the traditional behavioral definition, then yes, 'learned helpless' is a response to an accumulation of ...
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Which area of psychology studies false beliefs?

These are typically called cognitive distortions and are a mainstay of CBT, but are equally likely to be addressed by any cognitive psychotherapist. This is usually done by building skills to ...
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Why do people fear ghosts but not believe in fairies?

There are some arguments for the origins of religion based on the byproducts of our adaptive cognitive mechanisms and biases. A prominent one is the hyperactive agency detection device (HADD)--we are ...
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Is there a term for simulated irrationality?

Indeed in the game of chicken appearing "insane" is actually a good strategy Pre-commitment One tactic in the game is for one party to signal their intentions convincingly before the game ...
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Is there a standardised questionnaire measuring tendency to think emotionally versus logically?

I studied the Child and Adolescent participation in decision-making questionnaire of L. O'Hare, O. Santin, K. Winter, C. McGuinness They found that children and young people's involvement in ...
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Human behaviour in one-shot perfect information games

The question seems to ask for reviews; well, a Google Scholar search on... one-shot + game + review ...yields: Credibility and Policy Convergence in a Two-Party System with Rational Voters (...
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