Stanford COCO Lab

You will be asked to interpret some people's choices. It should take about 4 minutes. Please pay attention, thanks!



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Background Information

John gets out of a meeting and has a choice of nearby places for food. John prefers some kinds of food to others but has two constraints:
John prefers walking less to walking more
John is currently on a diet

John starts on the right of the map (near the Noodle Shop) and ends up eating at the Vegetarian Cafe. His complete path is shown in green and goes from the label 'start' to 'end'. John walks for 17 minutes in total. (Note the Donut Store is a chain and the two locations [labeled D1 and D2] are nearly identical).

Three weeks later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'. John walks for 16 minutes in total. Note: the Donut Store branch D2 is closed today.

One month later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'. John walks for 12 minutes in total.


Among the places to eat in the neighborhood, which is John's favorite? Consider his behavior across the three scenarios:

scenario 1 scenario 2 scenario 3




Please explain your answer



Three weeks later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'.

The map "Scenario 4" (above) shows two possible complete routes John could take. If John was considering which route to take in advance, which route would John plan to take?




Which route is John most likely to actually take? (This answer can be the same or different from the previous question, depending on whether you think John will follow through on his plan).

Route ending at Vegetarian Cafe.


Please explain your answer

The next month John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. Since last month, a new location of Donut Store has opened in the lower right (D3) and one of the old locations has closed (D1). John gets out of a meeting in the bottom right.

The map "Scenario 5" (above) shows two possible complete routes John could take. If John was considering which route to take in advance, which route would John plan to take?




Which route is John most likely to actually take? (This answer can be the same or different from the previous question, depending on whether you think John will follow through on his plan).

Route ending at Vegetarian Cafe.


Please explain your answer


John starts on the right of the map (near the Noodle Shop) and ends up eating at the Vegetarian Cafe. His complete path is shown in green and goes from the label 'start' to 'end'. John walks for 17 minutes in total. (Note the Donut Store is a chain and the two locations [labeled D1 and D2] are nearly identical).

Three weeks later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'. John walks for 16 minutes in total. Note: the Donut Store branch D2 is closed today.

One month later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'. John walks for 12 minutes in total.


Among the places to eat in the neighborhood, which is John's favorite? Consider his behavior across the three scenarios:

scenario 1 scenario 2 scenario 3




Please explain your answer



Please rank the explanations of John's behavior in Scenario 3 (where 1 is best and 4 is worst). This behavior includes both where John ate and which route he took.

Three weeks later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'.

The map "Scenario 4" (above) shows two possible complete routes John could take. If John was considering which route to take in advance, which route would John plan to take?




Which route is John most likely to actually take? (This answer can be the same or different from the previous question, depending on whether you think John will follow through on his plan).

Route ending at Vegetarian Cafe.


Please explain your answer

The next month John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. Since last month, a new location of Donut Store has opened in the lower right (D3) and one of the old locations has closed (D1). John gets out of a meeting in the bottom right.

The map "Scenario 5" (above) shows two possible complete routes John could take. If John was considering which route to take in advance, which route would John plan to take?




Which route is John most likely to actually take? (This answer can be the same or different from the previous question, depending on whether you think John will follow through on his plan).

Route ending at Vegetarian Cafe.


Please explain your answer


John starts on the right of the map (near the Noodle Shop) and ends up eating at the Vegetarian Cafe. His complete path is shown in green and goes from the label 'start' to 'end'. John walks for 17 minutes in total (note the Donut Store is a chain and the two locations [labeled D1 and D2] are nearly identical).

Three weeks later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'. John walks for 6 minutes in total. Note: The road going from John's start position directly towards the Noodle Shop is closed today.

One month later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'. John walks for 12 minutes in total.


Among the places to eat in the neighborhood, which is John's favorite? Consider his behavior across the three scenarios:

scenario 1 scenario 2 scenario 3




Please explain your answer



Please rank the explanations of John's behavior in Scenario 3 (where 1 is best and 4 is worst). This behavior includes both where John ate and which route he took.

Three weeks later, John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. This time John gets out of his meeting at the location labeled 'start'.

The map "Scenario 4" (above) shows two possible complete routes John could take. If John was considering which route to take in advance, which route would John plan to take?




Which route is John most likely to take?

Route ending at Vegetarian Cafe.


Please explain your answer

The next month John picks a place to eat again in the same neighborhood. Since last month, a new location of Donut Store has opened in the lower right (D3) and one of the old locations has closed (D1). John gets out of a meeting in the bottom right.

The map "Scenario 5" (above) shows two possible complete routes John could take. If John was considering which route to take in advance, which is he likeroute would John plan to take?




Which route is John most likely to actually take? (This answer can be the same or different from the previous question, depending on whether you think John will follow through on his plan).

Route ending at Vegetarian Cafe.


Please explain your answer



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