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Jane Austen, Game Theorist$
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Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691162447

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.001.0001

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Austen’s Competing Models

Austen’s Competing Models

(p.115) Chapter Seven Austen’s Competing Models
Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines Jane Austen's competing models of human behavior that also offers important insights into strategic thinking. One competing model focuses on people's emotions, which Austen acknowledges can cause bad decisions. For example, the jealous Caroline Bingley remarks to Mr. Darcy that Elizabeth's eyes have “a sharp, shrewish look,” but this only makes him reply that Elizabeth is “one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance.” Influenced by emotion, Miss Bingley does not think her plan through and it backfires. Emotions can affect people's choices, but people can strategically manage their emotions as well. The chapter proceeds by discussing Austen's other competing models dealing with instincts, habits, rules or principles, ideology, intoxication, constraints, and social factors like envy and decorum.

Keywords:   human behavior, Jane Austen, strategic thinking, emotions, instinct, habit, rules, ideology, intoxication, social factors

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