Accession Number : AD0670749

Title :   INCREASING FAILURE AND RESPONSE RATE IN COMPLEX DECISION MAKING,

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The effect of increasing failure on response rate and its components in complex decision making was investigated. Data were collected in a simulated decision-making environment permitting integrated, retaliatory, and general unintegrated decision making by dyads. It was found that (1) integrated decision making first increases and then decreases as the failure levels of information which groups experience are increased; (2) general unintegrated decision making increases when failure reaches moderate levels; and (3) retaliatory decision making is not affected by failure induction. The total decision-making response rate generally follows the characteristics of the curve for the integrated decision-making component, although it is, of course, somewhat higher. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PREDICTIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS, MOTIVATION, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE