Accession Number : AD0709989

Title :   NORMATIVE MODELS IN THE STUDY OF COGNITION,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Barclay,Scott ; Beach,Lee Roy ; Braithwaite,Wanda P.

Report Date : 04 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The paper describes the normative-descriptive approach to cognitive research. In a set of illustrative experiments based on models from physics, subjects were asked to judge the positions and weights necessary to maintain equilibrium in mechanical displays of varying complexity. Whenever possible subjects' judgments were accounted for through the appropriate normative models, otherwise descriptive models were generated from the normative models and the results of the other experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), THEORY), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DECISION MAKING, MECHANICS, TEST METHODS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, BACKGROUND, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, UNIVERSITIES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE