The Macrocognition framework of naturalistic decision making

Jan Maarten Schraagen, Gary Klein, Robert R. Hoffman

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Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM), as a community of practice, has the goal of understanding cognitive work, especially as it is performed in complex sociotechnical contexts. In recent years, the concept of “macrognition” has emerged as a new and potential umbrella term to designate the broader paradigm that underlies NDM. In addition, the notion of macrocognition presents
challenges and opportunities for both theory and empirical methodology. The present volume is a contribution to this literature, the seventh volume in the NDM series.
In this chapter we accomplish a number of things. First, we chart the history of NDM as a community of practice and then describe its stance concerning cognitive work and research methodology. Next, we chart the history of the concept of macrocognition and then show how NDM converges with it philosophically. Finally, we use these contexts to overview the chapters in this volume.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNaturalistic Decision Making and Macrocognition
EditorsLaura Militello, Raanan Lipshitz, Jan Maarten Schraagen
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780754680192
ISBN (Print)9780754670209
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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