Short Answer Key
Chapter 1: Micromotives and Macrobehavior
1. What does Schelling use his lecture to an audience of 800 people to illustrate?
2. How does Schelling describe a decision such as choosing a seat in a theater?
As something common and seemingly thoughtless that is nonetheless informed by subliminal motives.
3. What does Schelling ultimately say about a decision such as where to sit in a theater?
It is neither superficial nor thoughtless.
4. What ingrained behavior does Schelling say informs the decision where to sit in a theater?
Not to sit in front.
5. What fear does Schelling say informs the behavior that is ingrained in people's decisions where to sit in a theater?
The fear of a pop quiz in class.
6. Why does Schelling say people tend to sit in the back of a theater?...
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