Accession Number:

ADA238722

Title:

The Internal Model of Complex Dynamic Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 83-Sep 86,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report examines processing of multiple visual channels of information that pertain to complex dynamic systems. Three classes of results are described 1 those that focus on the properties of the operators mental representation or mental model of the system, 2 those that address the optimal means of displaying information about the system, and 3 those that focus on the cognitive biases observed when the mental model is updated by displayed information. Greatest emphasis is placed on the second of these classes, in which the principle of compatibility of proximity for object display integrality is developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE