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Title Psychological investigations of competence in decision making / edited by Kip Smith, James Shanteau, Paul Johnson
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge series on judgment and decision making
Cambridge series on judgment and decision making.
Contents Introduction : what does it mean to be competent? / Kip Smith, James Shanteau and Paul Johnson -- Pt. 1. Metacognition-self -- 1. The conversion decision in laparoscopic surgery : knowing your limits and limiting your risks / Cynthia O. Dominguez, John M. Flach, Patricia L. McDermott, Daniel M. McKellar and Margaret Dunn -- 2. Competence in weather forecasting / Rebecca M. Pliske, Beth Crandall and Gary Klein -- Pt. II. Metacognition-others -- 3. Managing risk in social exchange / Stefano Grazioli, Kip Smith and Paul Johnson -- 4. Emergency decision making / Jan Skriver, Lynne Martin and Rhona Flin -- 5. Designing for competence / Patricia M. Jones -- Pt. III. Enablers of competence -- 6. Arguments and decisions / David Hardman and Peter Ayton -- 7. Representations of uncertainty and change : three case studies with experts / Elke M. Kurz-Milcke, Gerd Gigerenzer and Ulrich Hoffrage -- 8. The vice of consensus and the virtue of consistency / David J. Weiss and James Shanteau
Summary "The premise of this book is that most activity in everyday life and work is based on tasks that are novel, infrequent in our experience, or variable with respect to the action to be taken. Such tasks require decisions to be made and actions taken in the face of ambiguous or incomplete information. Time pressure is frequently great and penalties for failure are severe. Examples include investing in markets, controlling industrial accidents, and detecting fraud. The environments in which such tasks occur defy a definition of optimal performance, yet the benefits of successful decision making are considerable. The authors refer to domains without criteria for optimal performance as competency-based and describe the able behavior of individuals who work in them by the term competence."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Decision making.
Author Smith, Kip, 1943-
Shanteau, James.
Johnson, Paul E. (Paul Erick), 1938-
LC no. 2002035181
ISBN 0521583063 hardback