Accession Number : ADA114245

Title :   Effects of Load Stressors on Performance in a Multidimensional Visual-Motor Task.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER HERSHEY PA DEPT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried ; Streufert,Susan C

PDF Url : ADA114245

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Previous research on complex decision making has supported complexity theory predictions concerned with the effects of load stressors on a number of decision-making variables. Considerable data are now available on the effects of load on both simple respondent and complex integrated strategic performance in complex decision-making settings. Data on simpler performance tasks (e.g., hand-eye coordination or other problem-solving tasks) have been collected as well, but typically fall into the category of load effects on simple respondent behaviors. The present research was designed to systematically investigate the effects of load upon both respondent and strategic behavior in simpler tasks. As hand-eye coordination task was specifically developed for this research to permit comparison to data from more complex decision-making settings. Considerable similarities of load effects on performance in the present task to load effects in complex decision-making settings were observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Decision making, Motor reactions, Variables, Performance tests

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE