Data from: To kill a kangaroo: understanding the decision to pursue high-risk/high-gain resources

James Holland Jones, Rebecca Bliege Bird & Douglas W. Bird
In this paper, we attempt to understand hunter–gatherer foraging decisions about prey that vary in both the mean and variance of energy return using an expected utility framework. We show that for skewed distributions of energetic returns, the standard linear variance discounting (LVD) model for risk-sensitive foraging can produce quite misleading results. In addition to creating difficulties for the LVD model, the skewed distributions characteristic of hunting returns create challenges for estimating probability distribution functions...
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