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Social uncertainty is heterogeneous and sometimes valuable

Kappes, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-0867-6630, Nussberger, A-M., Siegel, J. Z. , Rutledge, R.B. & Crockett, M. J. (2019). Social uncertainty is heterogeneous and sometimes valuable. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 764. doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0662-y


To win friends, help the needy, avoid exploitation or influence strangers, people must make decisions that are inherently uncertain. In their compelling and insightful perspective on resolving social uncertainty1, FeldmanHall and Shenhav (henceforth F&S) join a growing movement combining computational approaches with social psychological theory. F&S identify a range of negative and positive aspects of social uncertainty. Here we offer additional ways to think about social uncertainty and suggest potential avenues for future research.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: D Acceptance date email, 15/8/19, RL. Confirms this is AAM, 14/8/19. A checking if pre-print and acceptance date email. 14/8/19, RL.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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