Beyond macrocognition: the transaction level

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The purpose of this paper is to respond to a number of developments in the past 15 years in the areas of NDM and macrocognition. In my view, these developments necessitate the definition of a new systems level, extending and modifying Newell’s (1990) “bands of cognition”. I will argue that what has been called ‘microcognition’ may best be viewed as a field compatible with the ‘cognitive band’, whereas ‘macrocognition’ is compatible with Newell’s ‘rational band’. Recent developments in various fields necessitate the introduction of a next systems level, the ‘transaction level’. I will discuss the interconnection amongst the various levels. Several studies using social network analysis are discussed that illustrate the utility of adding this new level to our current repertoire of methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNDM13: Naturalistic Decision Making and Uncertainty
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, 20-23 June 2017, Bath, UK
EditorsJulie Gore, Paul Ward
Place of PublicationBath
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-86197-194-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNDM13 Naturalistic Decision Making and Uncertainty: 13th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
Conference number: 13


ConferenceNDM13 Naturalistic Decision Making and Uncertainty
Abbreviated titleNDM13
CountryUnited Kingdom

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