The effect of choice on performance of vigilance tasks
This was a replication of a study performed by Szalma and Hancock (2006). The goal of the research was to determine whether a participant's choice (or perceived choice) of an "easy" or "hard" task had a significant effect on their performances on vigilance tasks. There were 2 groups of participants; each group chose their task difficulty and the first group received their choice, while the second group received the opposite condition of that which they requested. Research on factors which affect vigilance has practical implications for areas such as military surveillance and quality control, which require employees to observe monitors for extended periods of time for rare instances of critical signals.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
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Bailey, Lindzee, "The effect of choice on performance of vigilance tasks" (2008). HIM 1990-2015. 713.