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Use of an Option Generation Paradigm to Investigate Situation Assessment and Response Selection in Law Enforcement

Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul (2012) Use of an Option Generation Paradigm to Investigate Situation Assessment and Response Selection in Law Enforcement. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 56 (1). pp. 297-301. ISSN 1541-9312

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Abstract

When individuals make decisions in the natural ecology, generation and selection of a course of action is informed by their assessment of the situation. Previous option generation research—largely using complex but static tasks—has examined, separately, the decision strategies employed during the situation assessment and response phases of decision making. This research found that decision makers typically generate a small number of options, and their first option is generally a good one. In dynamic tasks, however, skilled performance involves not only comprehension of the current situation, but the ability to predict impending events. The goal of the current study is to test existing claims about the option generation strategies employed during the situation assessment and response phases of decision making, in the context of a dynamic task.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, 22-26th October 2012
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 12:32
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 12:32
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/22428

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