Modelling human decision making in complex environments (ARC Discovery Project administered by University of Tasmania) (2016–2018)
The project aims to extend state-of-the art quantitative psychological models of simple choice tasks to decision making with complex stimuli in complex environments. These new formal models will provide a comprehensive account of behaviour, including the choices that are made, how long it takes to make them, and how choices and choice times vary within and between decision makers. The models will explain how people adapt to changes in task demands when dealing with multiple stimuli or performing multiple tasks concurrently under time pressure. The project will provide the strategic basic research that is needed to extend psychological models of choice to complex `real-world¿ tasks, such air traffic control and maritime surveillance.