ERIC Number: ED133669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Expectancy in Rapid Decision Making.
Hinrichs, James V.
This paper briefly reviews how subjects enhance performance by favoring some stimuli over others. The author calls the mechanism by which this is achieved "expectancy", a generic term including preparatory set, behavioral hypotheses, orienting reflex, and anticipatory goal responses. Temporal and event expectancy are contrasted. Verbal prediction before presentation of the stimulus is a method commonly used to understand expectancy state. Theoretical concensus in regard to interpreting the verbal prediction effect are presented. Also discussed is whether the subject anticipates seeing a particular stimulus or executing a particular response. The primary assumption emphasized is that expectancy is a memory phenomenon. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, May 6-8, 1976); Slides used with presentation are not included