Accession Number : ADA309122

Title :   Enhancing Cognitive Performance by Information Management Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Nov 95,

Corporate Author : HAIFA UNIV (ISRAEL)

Personal Author(s) : Breznitz, Shlomo ; Ben-Zur, Hasida ; Vardi, Naomi

PDF Url : ADA309122

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Ten experimental groups totaling 200 subjects were given free recall tasks with different information about list length. Manipulations consisted of exact information, discouraging information, and no information, as well as information on route, and encouraging and discouraging disconfirmation during the task proper. Information management principles that were effective in enhancing endurance of stressful tasks were successfully applied to the area of free recall. Information conditions significantly affected performance. The conceptual framework focusing on the role of information in determining expected effort, resource mobilization, and within tasks resource allocation, was found useful in generalizing from earlier studies that enhanced endurance, to the present one. It suggests a variety of potentially effective interventions aiming at maximizing performance.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *COGNITION, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MOBILIZATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ENDURANCE(GENERAL), ALLOCATIONS, RESOURCES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, RECALL.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE