Training Decisions from Experience with Decision-Making Games

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Abstract or Description

The research reported here is relevant to human decision making in disaster, emergency, and generally dynamic and changing conditions. In emergency conditions, both external resources and cognitive capabilities are limited. A decision maker must manage his/her cognitive load, that of others in the situation, and allocate the often limited resources in a short period oftime. The main job of a decision maker in an emergency situation is to allocate resources wisely where the situation changes constantly, outcomes are delayed, decisions are interdependent, priorities change over time, and there is high uncertainty of outcomes.




Published In

Adaptive Technologies for Training and Education (eds. P.J. Durlach and A.M. Lesgold), 167-178.