Accession Number : AD0607888

Title :   BEHAVIORAL AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF TACTICAL DECISION MAKING IN AAW AND ASW.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sidorsky,Raymond C. ; Houseman,Joan F. ; Ferguson,David E.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This report describes Phase I of a continuing research program intended to provide data related to those aspects of tactical decision-making behavior that can be trained. The study included the delineation of the organization and responsibilities of AAW and ASW personnel as well as the development of ACADIA - a Taxonomy of Tactical Decision Tasks. Several behavioral traits are discussed in regard to their applicability to the derivation of generalized behavioral criteria. Also discussed is a possible technique for rating or scoring decision responses in terms of various 'operational' criteria. An experiment was conducted in which the subject was required to 'implement' a course of action based on his reaction to the relationship between his own and an enemy's probability of success, both of which increased as a function of time. The results disclosed several characteristics of human decision-making behavior relevant to the design and utilization of decision-making trainers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, TRAINING DEVICES), (*TRAINING DEVICES, DECISION MAKING), BEHAVIOR, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, NAVAL OPERATIONS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE