Accession Number:

AD0705495

Title:

THE EFFECT OF MONETARY INCENTIVES ON MONITORING PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A vigilance experiment was performed to evaluate the effect of monetary incentives on visual monitoring performance. The vigilance task was the detection of a slightly larger excursion of a voltmeter needle making 50 uniform excursions per minute. The length of the vigil was 48 minutes, during which 32 signals were presented. Ten subjects Ss in a control group performed the task without possibility of reward. A second group of 10 Ss performed the identical task receiving monetary rewards based on performance. Subjects receiving monetary rewards detected significantly more signals than did the control group. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE