Accession Number : ADA014128
Title : Attribution Theory and Judgment under Uncertainty
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : OREGON RESEARCH INST EUGENE
Personal Author(s) : Fischhoff, Baruch
Report Date : 13 Jun 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : Research in two areas of human information processing--attribution theory and judgment under conditions of uncertainty--is characterized and compared. Differences in the picture of people's inferential ability which emerge from the two areas are highlighted and attributed, in part, to researchers' paradigmatic conventions. Ways to reduce the divergence of these two fundamentally complementary lines of investigation are suggested.
Descriptors : *DECISION MAKING , *JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , BIAS , ERRORS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , INFORMATION PROCESSING , LOGIC , PREDICTIONS , PROBLEM SOLVING , REASONING , STRATEGY , THEORY , UNCERTAINTY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE