Accession Number : ADA336087

Title :   Examining the Effects of Cognitive Consistency Between Training and Displays

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 92-Jan 96

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Adelman, Leonard ; Christian, Matthew ; Gualtieri, James ; Johnson, Karen

PDF Url : ADA336087

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This experiment tested the display cognitive consistency hypothesis. This hypothesis states that the effectiveness of a display format for decision aiding systems, like Patriot, depends on the consistency between how the system displays its reasoning process and how the person is processing the information. Results of an experiment using a simulated Army air defense task and college students found support for the hypothesis, but only at a situation specific, not global, level. Although unexpected, these results were consistent with other research performed on this contract, indicating the importance of situation specific context for understanding judgment and decision processes in individual and group settings.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *VISUAL PERCEPTION, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, DECISION MAKING, SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE