ERIC Number: ED061588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
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A Tentative Organizational Schema for Decision-Making Problems.
Osborn, William C.; Goodman, Barbara Ettinger
This report presents the results of research that examined widely diverse decision problems and attempted to specify their common behavior elements. To take into account the psychological complexity of most real-life decision problems, and to develop a tentative organization of decision behavior that will embrace the many, highly diverse types of problems that are presumed to result in "decision," an attempt was made to delineate the component response processes that lead to these decisions. The procedure (1) identified and descriptively defined the relevant stimulus and organismic factors and (2) schematized the response dimensions involved to derive a tentative response matrix. The result is an organizational schema for use in analyzing the response aspects of the decisionmaking process in terms of the pertinent psychological dimensions of decision behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Information Processing, Models, Probability, Problem Solving, Psychology, Research, Responses
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151. (AD-638 724, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.
Note: Exploratory Study 12