Accession Number : AD0727180

Title :   Structural Determinants of Cue Utilization in Judgment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 68-31 Mar 71,

Corporate Author : OREGON RESEARCH INST EUGENE

Personal Author(s) : Slovic,Paul

Report Date : 28 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The report summarizes three years of research on the differential use of multiple cues in human judgment. The structural properties of judgment tasks were of particular interest in this work. These include such properties as patterns of importance among cues, information display, response mode, etc. It was found that many structural characteristics that should be irrelevant to cue utilization nevertheless have strong psychological relevance for human judges. This stems from the fact that structural characteristics influence the complexity of the information-processing operations required of a judge and thus cause him to change his cue utilization systematically in order to reduce 'cognitive strain.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PSYCHOMETRICS), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SIGNALS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE