Effects of concurrent verbalization on a time-critical, dynamic decision-making task

Citation
J. Dickson et al., Effects of concurrent verbalization on a time-critical, dynamic decision-making task, J GEN PSYCH, 127(2), 2000, pp. 217-228
Citations number
50
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0022-1309 → ACNP
Volume
127
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
217 - 228
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1309(200004)127:2<217:EOCVOA>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
The authors investigated the effects of concurrent verbalization on student s' performance on a time-critical, dynamic decision-making task After train ing on Fire Chief (a computer microworld that simulates fighting a forest f ire; M. M. Omodei & A. J. Wearing, 1993a), 60 research participants were al located randomly to 1 of 3 experimental conditions: silence, associative ve rbalization, or procedural verbalization. Participants who verbalized the b ases of their decisions (procedural verbalization) performed significantly worse on average than participants in the silence condition. There was a sm all but nonsignificant decrement in the performance of participants who ver balized thoughts other than the bases of their decisions while performing t he task (associative verbalization). Their average level was between the le vels of participants in the silence and procedural verbalization conditions .