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    Training fast and frugal heuristics in military decision making

    Banks, A. and Gamblin, David and Hutchinson, H. (2020) Training fast and frugal heuristics in military decision making. Applied Cognitive Psychology , ISSN 0888-4080.

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    Abstract

    Fast and frugal heuristics have been used to model decision making in applied domains very effectively, suggesting that they could be used to improve applied decision making. We developed a fast and frugal heuristic for infantry decisions using experts from the British Army. This was able to predict around 80% of their decisions using three cues. Next, we examined the benefits of learning to use the fast and frugal heuristic by training junior officers in the British Army to apply the heuristic and assessing their accuracy and mental workload when making decisions. Their performance was compared to a control condition of junior officers who applied standard military decision methods. Participants using the fast and frugal heuristic made decisions as accurately as participants in the control condition, but with reduced mental demand. This demonstrates that fast and frugal heuristics can be learnt, and are as effective as analytic decision methods.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: David Gamblin
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 14:26
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2020 19:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31533

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