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Hypotheses on Misperception

Robert Jervis

Hypotheses on Misperception

by Robert Jervis

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Published by Irvington Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Politics - Current Events

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint Series in Political Science

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11463699M
    ISBN 100829027602
    ISBN 109780829027600

      Robert Jervis, "Hypotheses on Misperception," World Politics (). Succinct summary of how psychological tendencies can lead to erroneous judgments and . This book is a must read for anyone that wants to understand how decisions in international politics are made. It is an easy jump to realize that most people make decisions everyday based on the same principles presented in this main thesis of this book is buried in the middle of it: "Thus statesmen underestimate the costs of forming preliminary hypotheses and so form images more.

    hypotheses, sensitive to analytical and methodological problems, and reasonably parsimonious. II. FORMS OF MISPERCEPTION Among the various studies of misperception, the only explicit efforts to identify different forms of misperception relevant to war are those by White and Stoessinger. White's categories include the following. Misperception is inaccurate inferences, miscalculations of consequences, and misjudgments about how others will react to one's policies, and may include military optimism, pessimism about long-term diplomatic and military prospects, incorrectly anticipated consequences. Scholars (Jervis included) generally focus on misperceptions of intentions, not situations.

    Summary of Jervis: Hypotheses on misperception - From WikiSummary, free summaries of academic books and articles 2/3 Hypotheses about Perception Hypothesis 8: Decision-makers tend to see other states as more hostile than they are. Hypothesis 9: We tend to assume that the behavior of others is more centralized and coordinated than it is (related to hyp. 7). “A common misperception is to see the behavior of others as more centralized, planned, and coordinated than it is. This is a manifestation of the drive to squeeze complex and unrelated events into a coherent pattern.” ().


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Despite its title, this book is a fascinating and valuable study. 31 The Craft of Intelligence (New York ), 32 P. See Beveridge, 93, for a discussion of the idea that the scientist should keep in mind as many hypotheses as possible when conducting and analyzing experiments.

Hypotheses on Misperception. Robert Jervis (a1) DOI Cited by: A series of hypotheses is presented concerning the relationships between different types of self-images and perceptions of enemies, on the one hand, and various conflict strategies, on the other.

HYPOTHESES ON MISPERCEPTION I By ROBERT JERVIS* N determining how he will behave, an actor must try to predict how others will act and how their actions will affect his values. The actor must therefore develop an image of others and of their intentions.

This image may, however, turn out to be an inaccurate one; the actor. Jervis. Hypotheses on misperception. World Politics 20 (April): Jervis challenges the rational-choice view of international relations by arguing that misperception can undermine the real-world accuracy of game theoretic models.

Hypothesis 1: "Decision-makers tend to fit incoming information into their existing theories and images.". HYPOTHESES ON MISPERCEPTION by Robert Jervis 1.

Robert JervisHYPOTHESES ON MISPERCEPTION 2. Robert Jervis, “Hypotheses on Misperception,” World Polit 3 (April ), pp.

Hypotheses: 1) Decision-makers tend to fit data into existing theories and images. 2) A theory will have greater impact on an actor's interpretation of information the greater the ambiguity of the data and the higher the degree of confidence with which the actor holds the theory.

"This exceptional book is a landmark in the study of cognitive processes in government foreign policy decision making. It integrates a thorough grasp of major psychological theory and research concerning individual cognitive processes with a detailed and perceptive reading of numerous historical accounts of international politics."Reviews:   Jervis' classic book looks at the role of misperception in international politics, and assesses the extent to which it can be used to explain decisions my elites.

Specifically it focuses on the role of decision-making in circumstances of limited information, as well as the role that cognitive biases play in the interpretation of such information/5(15). In his essay, The Theories of Misperception, Robert Jervis lays out numerous hypotheses as to why policymakers and intelligence analysts misinterpret information.

His fundamental hypothesis is that because of previous experiences, personal bias, and stereotypes, “decision. The death panel misperception, which persists today (Nyhan ), delayed Medi-care coverage of voluntary end-of-life consultations with doctors for years.

After the misperception became widespread, the provision was removed from the A↵ord-able Care Act. It was then proposed as a Medicare rule after the bill’s passage. Hypotheses on misperception. World Politics 20 (April): In Brief Jervis challenges the rational-choice view of international relations by arguing that misperception can undermine the real-world accuracy of game theoretic models.

The theory of cognitive dissonance can explain a number of puzzling misperceptions. The basic outlines of the theory are not startling, but some of its implications are contrary to common sense and other theories of cognitive consistency.

Abstract The author presents a conceptualization of different forms of misperception and the theoretical linkages by which they may lead to war under certain conditions. The forms of misperception most directly relevant to war include misperceptions of the capabilities and.

Robert Jervis has 34 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robert Jervis’s most popular book is Perception and Misperception in International Politics. Hypotheses on Misperception by. Robert Jervis. avg rating — 0 ratings — published Want to. Robert Jervis. Perception and Misperception in International Politics.

Written under the auspices of the Center for International Affairs, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS. Pinker S. The Better Angels of our Nature. New York: Viking; Editor’s presentation: Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen.

Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new Continue reading Debate on Violence in Western Europe – Book. Such misperception surely can be a base of conflict, for our actions follow our perceptions, and if we perceive others as evil and act accordingly, we will generate responses in kind.

Some, like White (), have carried this truism to the highest level, arguing that wars, especially the conflict in Vietnam, are a consequence of misperception. "This exceptional book is a landmark in the study of cognitive processes in government foreign policy decision making.

It integrates a thorough grasp of major psychological theory and research concerning individual cognitive processes with a detailed and perceptive reading of numerous historical accounts of international politics."--Contemporary Psychology.

Robert Jervis: Hypotheses on Misperception An actor has to try to predict how others will act and how their actions will affect his values in determining how he will act. Theories -> Necessary and Dangerous Hypothesis 1: Actors tend to perceive what they expect.

A theory will. Foreign Policy book. Foreign Policy. DOI link for Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy book. Edited By Robert J. Lieber. Edition 1st Edition.

First Published Robert Jervis (), 'Hypotheses on Misperception', World Politics, 20, pp. View abstract. chapter 2 | 30 pages.

The following are some hypotheses of misperception: 1. Decision makers tend to fit incoming information into their existing theories and images. 5 “Hypotheses on Misperception” Robert Jervis, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Apr., ), pp. Published by: Cambridge University Press.Jervis argues that misperception is not the exception, but the normal state of psychology.

Jervis outlines and defines models and conditions explaining how misperceptions occur, primarily by demonstrating the causes that make us filter data in a way that is preferable and comfortable to .Misperception hypotheses and corollaries: The most important single cause of war is misperception of adversaries' character, intentions, capabilities, and one's own self.

When two nation's leaders each perceive the other as threatening war, war is a virtual certainty.