Accession Number : ADA140776

Title :   A Player's Manual for a Complex Disaster Decision Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Pogash,R M ; Streufert,S C ; Denson,A L ; Streufert,S

PDF Url : ADA140776

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This technical report contains the participant's manuals for a complex micro-computer assisted experimental decision making simulation which may be used to assess decision making characteristics (fifteen or more computer scored measures of performance quantity and quality such as use of strategy and decision coordination) of individuals or teams. The scenario is geared to a disaster event but may be modified to fit any complex decision environment. The system was to provide an experimentally controlled and highly complex (real world like) decision making task that would permit (1) the application of various independent variables, (2) variable manipulation across time segments for within data analyses, (3) the simultaneous application of a variety of stressor variables, where useful, (4) the measurement of physiological (noninvasive) responsivity to task stress in complex tasks, (5) the measurement of the a host of performance variables, with particular emphasis on structural (information to decision processing) characteristics, and (6) the measurement of social and organizational stressor impacts such as task satisfaction and task enjoyment.

Descriptors :   *Microcomputers, *Decision making, *Disasters, User needs, Stress(Physiology), Performance(Human), Data processing, Organizations

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE