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Arthur F. Kramer, Douglas A. Wiegmann, and Alex Kirlik

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305722

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.001.0001

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Elaborations of the Multiple-Resource Theory of Attention

Elaborations of the Multiple-Resource Theory of Attention

(p.45) Chapter 4 Elaborations of the Multiple-Resource Theory of Attention

Peter A. Hancock

Tal Oron-Gilad

James L. Szalma

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The multiple-resource theory of attention represents a construct that, in its time, served to unify two fundamentally disparate views of human performance capacity. Subsequently, the theory has had a particularly strong influence on the practice of human factors, especially in system development, where it arguably remains the strongest behavioral heuristic for interface design. This confluence of contribution to both fundamental theory and practical application served to facilitate the impact of multiple resources and Christopher Wickens' influence on the domains of both human factors and experimental psychology. This chapter provides elaborations on the original theory and seeks to generate a wider vista of discourse with respect to the notion of separable components of human attention and, potentially, the individual experience of consciousness and reality itself.

Keywords:   Christopher Wickens, multiple-resource theory, attention, system development, multiple resources, human factors, experimental psychology, consciousness, reality

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