Framing the Epidemic - Introduction
This is a quick test of your decision-making processes. There are a couple of things
to note before you start. The first is that there are no right answers here. You
will not be assessed on the merit of the particular decisions you take, so you should
respond the way you favour, not the way that you think the program will best reward.
The second point is related: this activity works best if you treat each decision
as a self-contained entity. In other words, you'll get most out of this exercise
if you don't try to second-guess what's going on.
It's perhaps also worth pointing out that there is absolutely nothing tricky
or misleading about follows. The two scenarios you'll be asked to judge should
be taken at face-value.
The final thing to mention is that the two scenarios featured here were first developed
by the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky in their 1984 study titled
"Choices, values, and frames", which was published in the journal American