J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

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Normative Decisionmaking Model: an interactive model of a decision-making theory

1 Jan 2013

J. Nathan Matias

While a student in the Honors Program of Elizabethtown College, I took a course on leadership which became very formative.

While studying Peter Blau's models for decisionmaking strategies, I decided to map out one of those models into a very simple hypertext state machine that could run on a web server. By asking questions, the state machine could then produce an answer for what kinds of decisions are required at various moments. Here it is: