Naturalistic Decision Making

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If you aren't using the term naturalistic decision making, or NDM, you soon will be. Even as a very young field, NDM has already had far-reaching applications in areas as diverse as management, aviation, health care, nuclear power, military command and control, corporate teamwork, and manufacturing.

Put simply, NDM is the way people use their experience to make decisions in the context of a job or task. Of particular interest to NDM researchers are the effects of high-stake consequences, shifting goals, incomplete information, time pressure, uncertainty, and other conditions that are present in most of today's work places and that add to the complexity of decision making. Applications of NDM research findings target decision aids and training that help people in their decision-making processes.

This book reports the findings of top NDM researchers, as well as many of their current applications. In addition, the book offers a historical perspective on the emergence of this new paradigm, describes recent theoretical and methodological advancements, and points to future developments. It was written for people interested in decision making research and applications relative to a diverse array of work settings and products such as human-computer interfaces, decision support systems, individual and team training, product designs, and organizational development and planning.

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Contents

Where Are We Now?
3
Intuitive Deliberative and Calculative Models of Expert Performance
17
Naturalistic Decision Making and Related Research Lines
29
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About the author (1997)

Gary Klein is a cognitive psychologist and author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions, a book for management professionals on the capabilities of employees in stressful situations and environments.

Gary Klein is chairman and chief scientist of Klein Associates. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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