Accession Number : AD0283848

Title :   TRAINING ASPECTS OF DECISION MAKING, PHASE II

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : TEICHNER,WARREN H. ; MYERS,JEROME L.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The various elements that make up the decisionmaking process ere analyzed to determine which elements may be improved most by training and which are most critical to successful decisionmaking performance. Some of the more positive findings of the present investigation were: (1) The rate of storage seems more important to short-term recall than the quantity of information stored. (2) Training personnel to count as well as name multiple-target images should be considered as a possible means of aiding shortterm memory for rapidly stored events. (3) The effectiveness of practice depends upon the factors involved in the decision. Depending on whether the cause of poor performance in multiple visual target identification is perceptual or due to inadequate short-term recall, practice may improve or worsen performance. In binary choice situations, long-term practice does improve the quality of decisions, but it is not clear whether this is due to improved estimation of event probability, or to change in the operator's strategy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE