FIGURE 9.4 Summary of modeling intrinsic behavior moderators for command decision making.

  • Obsessive leader may rehearse more thoroughly, thereby increasing chances of success.

Plan Monitoring and Execution
  • Anxious leader may interpret a signal as approaching enemy and fire too early, thus betraying platoon's position to enemy.

  • Obsessive leader may not trust incoming data about approaching enemy and wait too long before initiating action.

The above behaviors can be modeled with a cognitive architecture in two ways:

  • By modifying the model content to reflect the desired characteristics, that is, by constructing the model knowledge base in such a way that the desired behavior can be generated

  • By setting the model processing parameters to reflect a particular emotional orientation or emotional state, thereby biasing the model processing in a particular direction

Both of these approaches are illustrated below by examples showing how some of the specific conditions and behaviors could be represented in a model of human performance that assumes the architectural features of Soar and ACT-R.

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