Journals Higher Education

$35.00

Hardcover

02 December 1999

256 Pages | 4 figures

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131437


Bookseller Code (04)

Judgments Under Stress

Kenneth R. Hammond

Judgments Under Stress presents a new and exciting approach to understanding the effects of stressful conditions on judgment and decision making -- a topic so important it was addressed in a Congressional Hearing in 1988. Consisting mainly of two parts, the book synthesizes an extensive body of cognitive psychology research into an innovative theoretical framework. Part I provides the reader with background in regards to judgment under stress while Part II discusses a new approach to studying it. Author Kenneth Hammond extends his examination from the effects of stress on professional judgments to its effects on moral and political judgments, working out a conceptual framework wholly within a psychological context. The book also includes discussions on sleep deprivation, fatigue, noise, heat, shock, and time pressure. In addition to laboratory experiments, Hammond looks at real life historical events such as Iran Flight 655, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster.
Judgments Under Stress provides a shrewd analysis of the effects of stress on human rationale, making it ideal for professional psychologists as well as for all those interested in political science and social policy.

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