Accession Number : AD0758707

Title :   Relevance and Load: Effects on Simple and Complex Decision Making.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Susan C.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Divergent predictions based on information load (from environmental complexity theory) and information relevance for four measures of decision making in complex environments were examined. Subjects participated as two-man teams in a complex decision making task (the TNG experimental simulation). Groups were exposed to one of three information load levels for four consecutive one-half hour playing periods. Information relevance was varied in random sequence, so that during one of the playing periods subjects received 20% relevant information, during another 40%, during another 60% and during another 80% relevant information. The remaining information was irrelevant. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DECISION MAKING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEST METHODS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE