Accession Number : AD0726688

Title :   Success and Response Rate in Complex Decision Making.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Competing theoretical predictions by Schroder, Driver, and Streufert (l967), by Streufert (1969), and by a tentative extension of learning theory for success effects on the components of response rate in complex decision making were tested. Dyad decision-making teams participated in the Tactical and Negotiations Game, a complex experimental simulation technique. Twenty-two dyads were exposed to increasing proportions of success information to netral information. Eleven control dyads received only neutral information. Since no time-order effects were found, the results could be interpreted as effects of success induction. Increasingsuccess resulted in decreasing integrated decision making, increasing respondent and general unintegrated decision making, and a constant total response rate. Some of these findings were reversed, however, when teams received only successinformation (i.e., total rather than partial reinforcement). The data were interpreted via a combined effect of Streufert's (l969) modification of complexity theory and learning theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, TIME), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE