The idea for this volume took root during a recent annual convention of the American Psychological Association. The contributors share a common vision of research in their particular area and have had an opportunity to debate and clarify their ideas. Taken as a whole, the fifteen chapters provide an exciting perspective of the field and form a basic set of readings for courses on individual and group decision making in a variety of disciplines. The coverage from basic laboratory research to complex applied group decision processes should challenge researchers and students to pursue the field of decision making as enthusiastic scientists and practitioners.
Contents: Preface. Part I: Individual Addresses. H.R. Arkes, Some Practical Judgment and Decision-Making Research. J.W. Payne, J.R. Bettman, E.J. Johnson, The Use of Multiple Strategies in Judgment and Choice. Part II: Processing Probabilistic Information. S.E. Edgell, Using Configural and Dimensional Information. J.E. Sawyer, Judgment of Nonlinear Contingencies and Applications of Contingencies to Organizational Behavior. J.A. Sniezek, T. Buckley, Becoming More or Less Uncertain. R.S. Tindale, Decision Errors Made by Individuals and Groups. N.J. Castellan, Jr., Paradoxes in Individual and Group Decision Making: A Plea for Models. Part III: Jury Decision Making. J.J. Koehler, The Normative Status of Base Rates at Trial. P. Miene, E. Borgida, R. Park, The Evaluation of Hearsay Evidence: A Social Psychological Approach. J.R.P. Ogloff, Jury Decision Making and the Insanity Defense. W.C. Thompson, Research on Jury Decision Making: The State of the Science. Part IV: Naturalistic Group Decision Making. J.A. Cannon-Bowers, E. Salas, S. Converse, Shared Mental Models in Expert Team Decision Making. L. Duffy, Team Decision Making and Technology. A.R. Wellens, Group Situation Awareness and Distributed Decision Making: From Military to Civilian Applications. W.C. McDaniel, Naturalistic Group Decision Making: Overview and Summary.