Vigilant and hypervigilant decision making.

  title={Vigilant and hypervigilant decision making.},
  author={Joan Hall Johnston and James E. Driskell and Eduardo Salas},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={82 4},
Recent studies have argued that deficient decision making under stress is due to adoption of a hypervigilant style of decision making, which has been characterized as disorganized and inefficient. However, under the conditions that characterize many real-world or naturalistic tasks, a hypervigilant pattern of decision making may be adaptive, because the decision maker does not have the luxury of implementing a more elaborate analytic procedure. This study examined the effectiveness of vigilant… CONTINUE READING