Christopher Bearman

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OBJECTIVE This article aims to explore the nature and resolution of breakdowns in coordinated decision making in distributed safety-critical systems. BACKGROUND In safety-critical domains, people with different roles and responsibilities often must work together to make coordinated decisions while geographically distributed. Although there is likely to be(More)
Four experiments explored effects on analogical transfer of evaluating solutions to base problems. In contrast to reports of positive effects of explanation, evaluation consistently reduced transfer rates and impaired mental representations of base material. This effect was not ameliorated by encoding for a later memory test, summarizing, or engaging in(More)
OBJECTIVE The presence of social psychological pressures on pilot decision making was assessed using qualitative analyses of critical incident interviews. BACKGROUND Social psychological phenomena have long been known to influence attitudes and behavior but have not been highlighted in accident investigation models. METHOD Using a critical incident(More)
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