Investigating models of human performance
Rabbitt, Patrick and Maylor, Elizabeth A.. (1991) Investigating models of human performance. British Journal of Psychology, Vol.82 (No.3). pp. 259-290. ISSN 0007-1269Full text not available from this repository.
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In Decision and Stress, Broadbent (1971) highlighted the deficiencies of steady-state information-processing systems and recommended a methodology for studying change and individual variability in human performance. Some implications of his approach are considered here by reviewing studies of the ways in which performance in choice reaction time, visual search and simple memory tasks is affected by individual differences in age and intelligence, by alcohol and by practice. The results are discussed in terms of the successes and limitations of five types of model: (1) ‘box-and-arrow’ information flow models, (2) ‘control-process’ models, (3) algebraic models of decision latencies, (4) ‘single-factor’ models derived from psychometrics, and (5) connectionist-network models.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Alcohol -- Physiological effect, Performance -- Psychological aspects, Reaction time, Memory -- Testing, Memory -- Age factors , Intelligence tests, Ability, Influence of age on|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Psychology|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Official Date:||August 1991|
|Page Range:||pp. 259-290|
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