Accession Number:

ADA184942

Title:

A Multi-Stage, Multi-Level Conceptual Model of Human Decision Making

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORTRI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Decision making is related to the context of a submarine approach officers AO task during an encounter with a sonar contact. A typology of decisions is developed and a single type, the doubly uncertain decision class, selected as most relevant to the context. Theories of decision making are then reviewed and related to the various decision types. Finally, a single model of decision making is selected, and a modified version of that model is expanded for application to the approach officer task. Areas of research needed to verify this application and fill-in details of its functioning are suggested, especially with respect to levels of expertise differences.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE