Micromotives and Macrobehavior Test | Final Test - Hard

Thomas Schelling
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assumption does Schelling make about people's feelings about nuclear weapons?

2. What does Schelling say would be the downside to chromosomal modification?

3. What does Schelling say genetic modification would interfere with?

4. How can one gather information about the choice of the majority, in Schelling's example?

5. How many possibilities does Schelling say social scientists have to account for when charting binary choice?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Which models are most convincing in predicting outcomes, and which models are least convincing? Describe a case where a model lines up neatly with phenomena, and another case where a model fails to account for behavior.

Essay Topic 2

What do Schelling's models of human behavior tell us about human nature? Do they tell us different things about individuals than they tell us about society? Do they delve into psychology, or are they still essentially economic in nature?

Essay Topic 3

What is a positive kind of discrimination, and what tools does a society or a government have for reinforcing positive discrimination?

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