Perceptual and contextual influences on dynamic decision-making performance

Alex Kirlik, Wendy J. Markert, Robert J. Shively

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Abstract

Ongoing research investigating perceptual and contextual influences on skilled human performance in dynamic decision-making environments is described. Many studies suggest that the concrete context in which a task is presented has strong influence on the psychological processes used to perform the task and in subsequent performance. Studies of skilled behavior in a wide variety of task environments typically implicate the perceptual system as an important contributor to decision-making performance, either in its role as a mediator between the current decision context and stored knowledge, or as a mechanism capable of directly initiating activity through the development of a trained eye. Both contextual and perceptual influences place limits on the ability of traditional utility-theoretic accounts of decision-making to guide display design, as variance in behavior due to contextual factors or the development of perceptual skill is left unexplained. A framework for questions of perceptual and contextual influences on behavior is outlined, and an experimental task and analysis technique is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages518-520
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0879425970
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1990Nov 7 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)0884-3627

Other

Other1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period11/4/9011/7/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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