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Herbert Alexander Simon was an American scientist who was born in 1916 in Milwaukee in America and died in February 2001 at an age of 85 Simon graduated from the University of Chicago in 1936 obtaining his PhD in 1943 After six years he became the Professor of Administration and Psychology at Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh and later on Professor of Computer Science and Psychology He was one of psychologys most original thinkers and was well known for his work in economics which is the science relating to the production and distribution of material wealth condition of country with regard to material prosperity psychology which is the science of the nature plus functions and phenomena of the human mind and conduct as well as computer science which is self explanatory In 1978 Simons hard work and studies paid off when he won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his research on the decision-making process in business Behaviorism has been a major part of psychology since around 1930 with its importance on observing behavior but was now moving towards conscious perspectives that highlight mental processes such as perceiving and problem-solving so Simons theory was basically that business managers always choose the option which would result in making the most money He said that managers who dont have a lot of time andor information to make decisions came to a judgment as to what they considered to be realistic profits Personally I dont feel Simon should have been awarded a Noble Prize for stating the obvious because I think that all owners and managers of companies would take this path anyway or they would employ Business Advisers otherwise why are they either in business or running a business Simon also used computers to study human thoughts His research involved the making of computer programs that mimic human way of thinking and problem solving In 1980 Simon wrote in the Centennial Issue of Science Over the past quarter-century no
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