Sources of Power

Sources of Power
Title Sources of Power PDF eBook
Author Gary A. Klein
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 356
Release 1999-02-18
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 9780262260862

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Anyone who watches the television news has seen images of firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings and paramedics treating bombing victims. How do these individuals make the split-second decisions that save lives? Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled. Gary Klein is one of the developers of the naturalistic decision making approach, which views people as inherently skilled and experienced. It documents human strengths and capabilities that so far have been downplayed or ignored. Since 1985, Klein has conducted fieldwork to find out how people tackle challenges in difficult, nonroutine situations. Sources of Power is based on observations of humans acting under such real-life constraints as time pressure, high stakes, personal responsibility, and shifting conditions. The professionals studied include firefighters, critical care nurses, pilots, nuclear power plant operators, battle planners, and chess masters. Each chapter builds on key incidents and examples to make the description of the methodology and phenomena more vivid. In addition to providing information that can be used by professionals in management, psychology, engineering, and other fields, the book presents an overview of the research approach of naturalistic decision making and expands our knowledge of the strengths people bring to difficult tasks.

Sources of Power

Sources of Power
Title Sources of Power PDF eBook
Author Gary A. Klein
Publisher
Pages
Release 1999
Genre Decision making
ISBN

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Sources of Power, 20th Anniversary Edition

Sources of Power, 20th Anniversary Edition
Title Sources of Power, 20th Anniversary Edition PDF eBook
Author Gary A. Klein
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 356
Release 2017-09-15
Genre Psychology
ISBN 0262343258

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As seen in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink—the modern, groundbreaking classic on effective decision making. How people really make decisions: by drawing on prior experience and using a combination of intuition and analysis. We have all seen images of firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings and paramedics treating bombing victims. How do these individuals make the split-second decisions that save lives? Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled. In this modern classic, Gary A. Klein proposes a naturalistic approach to decision making, which views people as gaining experience that then enables them to use a combination of intuition and analysis to make decisions. To illustrate this approach, Klein tells stories of people—from pilots to chess masters—acting under such real-life constraints as time pressure, high stakes, personal responsibility, and shifting conditions. Since its publication, Sources of Power has been enormously influential. The book has sold more than 50,000 copies, has been translated into six languages, has been cited in professional journals that range from Journal of Marketing Research to Journal of Nursing, and is mentioned by Malcolm Gladwell in Blink. Author Gary Klein has collaborated with Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and served on a team that redesigned the White House Situation Room to support more effective decision making. The model of decision-making Klein proposes in the book has been adopted in many fields, including law enforcement training and petrochemical plant operation.

Decision Making in Action

Decision Making in Action
Title Decision Making in Action PDF eBook
Author Gary A. Klein
Publisher Ablex Publishing Corporation
Pages 480
Release 1992-08-01
Genre Psychology
ISBN 9780893919436

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This book describes the new perspective of naturalistic decision making. The point of departure is how people make decisions in complex, time-pressured, ambiguous, and changing environments. The purpose of this book is to present and elaborate on past models developed to explain this type of decision making. The central philosophy of the book is that classical decision theory has been unproductive since it is so heavily grounded in economics and mathematics. The contributors believe there is little to be learned from laboratory studies about how people actually handle difficult and interesting tasks; therefore, the book presents a critique of classical decision theory. The models of naturalistic decision making described by the contributors were derived to explain the behavior of firefighters, business people, jurors, nuclear power plant operators, and command-and-control officers. The models are unique in that they address the way people use experience to frame situations and adopt courses of action. The models explain the strengths of skilled decision makers. Naturalistic decision research requires the examination of field settings, and a section of the book covers methods for conducting meaningful research outside the laboratory. In addition, since his approach has applied value, the book covers issues of training and decision support systems.

Linking Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making

Linking Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making
Title Linking Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making PDF eBook
Author Eduardo Salas
Publisher Psychology Press
Pages 462
Release 2001-07
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1135659915

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This book contains selected papers presented at the 1998 conference on Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM). The objectives of the conference were to: *make American researchers more aware of NDM research being conducted abroad, particularly in Europe; *connect NDM research with work in management and industry, to stretch beyond the military and paramilitary focus; and *formulate a more explicit connection between NDM and expertise. These objectives are reflected in the chapters of this volume.

Naturalistic Decision Making

Naturalistic Decision Making
Title Naturalistic Decision Making PDF eBook
Author Caroline E. Zsambok
Publisher Psychology Press
Pages 448
Release 1997
Genre Education
ISBN

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Linking Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making

Linking Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making
Title Linking Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making PDF eBook
Author Eduardo Salas
Publisher Psychology Press
Pages 490
Release 2001-07-01
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1135659907

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This book contains selected papers presented at the 1998 conference on Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM). The objectives of the conference were to: *make American researchers more aware of NDM research being conducted abroad, particularly in Europe; *connect NDM research with work in management and industry, to stretch beyond the military and paramilitary focus; and *formulate a more explicit connection between NDM and expertise. These objectives are reflected in the chapters of this volume.