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ERIC Number: ED182638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A Test of the Janis and Mann Conflict Theory of Decision Making.
Mann, Leon; Hin, Tan Sik
The conflict theory of decision making was examined by testing a conflict model which differentiated among three basic coping patterns in response to decisional conflict, i.e., defensive avoidance, panic, and vigilance. Male college students (N=53) were administered two decisional problems, "The Changing Work Procedures Case" and "David's Problem." The conditions under which subjects made their decisions were varied to create one of the three coping patterns. Results indicated that the vigilance group showed superior information processing to panic subjects, but were no different from defensive avoidance subjects. Subjects in the vigilance group produced better quality decisions than those in the other two groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Australia (South Australia)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)