Accession Number : ADA606062


Title :   Advanced Analytic Cognition: Thinking Dispositions


Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. 1 Oct 2011-1 Aug 2013


Corporate Author : ACORN CONSULTING SPRINGFIELD OH


Personal Author(s) : Marsh, Melinda


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a606062.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : The objective of the Advanced Analysis Cognition project is to improve human performance in intelligence analysis by synthesizing the results of research in several aspects of human cognition to understand what contributes to effective cognitive performance. This report on thinking dispositions explores the value and feasibility of evaluating a candidate's thinking dispositions as one component of intelligence analyst selection and the feasibility of training individuals in order to strengthen their positive thinking dispositions. I conducted a literature search and found over 300 documents that explored thinking dispositions in many different fields. Based on these findings, I believe it is practical and valuable to assess a potential intelligence analyst's thinking dispositions as one component of analyst selection. In addition, currently employed intelligence analysts can improve their positive thinking dispositions through targeted performance improvement events.


Descriptors :   *COGNITION , ANALYSTS , INTELLIGENCE , PERFORMANCE TESTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , REASONING


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE