Decision inertia: Deciding between least worst outcomes in emergency responses to disasters

@inproceedings{Alison2015DecisionID,
  title={Decision inertia: Deciding between least worst outcomes in emergency responses to disasters},
  author={Laurence Alison and Nicola Power and Claudia van den Heuvel and Michael J Humann and Marek Palasinksi and Jonathan Crego},
  year={2015}
}
This study demonstrates how naturalistic decision-making (NDM) can be usefully applied to study ‘decision inertia’ – Namely the cognitive process associated with failures to execute action when a decision-maker struggles to choose between equally perceived aversive outcomes. Data assessed the response and recovery from a sudden impact disaster during a 2-day immersive simulated emergency response. Fourteen agencies (including police, fire, ambulance, and military) and 194 participants were… CONTINUE READING

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