Errors in Planning and Decision‐making and the Nature of Human Information Processing

Errors in Planning and Decision‐making and the Nature of Human Information Processing Cet article aborde la question de la régulation de l'action humaine dans le contrôle des systémes hautement complexes. La “régulation de l'action” recouvre l'intéraction de la fixation des objectifs, des activités de prévision, de l‘élaboration des hypothèses, du planning, de la prise de décision et de la réflexion. Des erreurs et des fautes caractéristiques relevant du planning et de la prise de décision sont décrites et rapportées à divers aspects du système humain de traitement de l'information. Beaucoup de fautes et d'erreurs renvoient à un nombre restreint de caractéristiques de l'esprit humain. On montre en outre qu'il n'est en rien facile d’échapper à ces fautes puisque ces processus de traitement de l'information que détient l'esprit humain sont parfaitement fonctionnels dans d'autres contextes. This article deals with human action regulation when controlling very complex systems. “Action regulation” means the interaction of goal elaboration, forecasting activities, hypothesis formation, planning, decision making, and self reflection. Typical errors and mistakes in human planning and decision making are reported and related to characteristics of the human information processing system. It is demonstrated that a lot of very different errors and mistakes are based on a few characteristies of the human mind. Additionally we demonstrate that it is in no way simple to avoid these mistakes, as these information processing characteristies of the human mind are otherwise quite functional in a number of contexts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Psychology Wiley

Errors in Planning and Decision‐making and the Nature of Human Information Processing

Applied Psychology, Volume 43 (4) – Oct 1, 1994

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1994 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0269-994X
eISSN
1464-0597
DOI
10.1111/j.1464-0597.1994.tb00839.x
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Abstract

Cet article aborde la question de la régulation de l'action humaine dans le contrôle des systémes hautement complexes. La “régulation de l'action” recouvre l'intéraction de la fixation des objectifs, des activités de prévision, de l‘élaboration des hypothèses, du planning, de la prise de décision et de la réflexion. Des erreurs et des fautes caractéristiques relevant du planning et de la prise de décision sont décrites et rapportées à divers aspects du système humain de traitement de l'information. Beaucoup de fautes et d'erreurs renvoient à un nombre restreint de caractéristiques de l'esprit humain. On montre en outre qu'il n'est en rien facile d’échapper à ces fautes puisque ces processus de traitement de l'information que détient l'esprit humain sont parfaitement fonctionnels dans d'autres contextes. This article deals with human action regulation when controlling very complex systems. “Action regulation” means the interaction of goal elaboration, forecasting activities, hypothesis formation, planning, decision making, and self reflection. Typical errors and mistakes in human planning and decision making are reported and related to characteristics of the human information processing system. It is demonstrated that a lot of very different errors and mistakes are based on a few characteristies of the human mind. Additionally we demonstrate that it is in no way simple to avoid these mistakes, as these information processing characteristies of the human mind are otherwise quite functional in a number of contexts.

Journal

Applied PsychologyWiley

Published: Oct 1, 1994

References

  • Why Teach Thinking?
    Baron, Baron

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