There are four basic goals for research in SJT (Social Judgment Theory):

- to analyze judgment tasks and judgmental processes;

- to analyze the relations between judgmental systems (i.e. to analyze agreement and its structure), and between tasks and judgmental systems (i.e. to analyze achievement and its structure;

- to understand how relations between judgmental systems and between judgmental systems and tasks come to be whatever they are (i.e. to understand processes of communication and learning and their effects upon achievement and agreement);

- to find means of improving the relation between judgmental systems (improving agreement) and between judgmental systems and tasks (improving achievement).

Table of Contents

The Development of Social Judgment Theory (B. Brehmer). Judgment Analysis: Procedures (T.R. Stewart). What Have We Learned about Human Judgment from Thirty Years of Policy Capturing? (A. Brehmer, B. Brehmer). On the How and Why (Not) of Learning from Outcomes (J. Klayman). Cognitive Feedback (M.E. Doherty, W.K. Balzer). Cognitive Conflict Tasks and Small Group Processes (J. Rohrbaugh). Applications of Judgment Analysis and Cognitive Feedback to Medicine (R.S. Wigton). Brunswikian Research in Accounting and Auditing (W.S. Waller). Social Judgment Theory in Education: Current and Potential Applications (R.W. Cooksey). Decision Making in Child Abuse Cases: Applications of Social Judgment Theory and Signal Detection Theory (L.I. Dalgleish). Risk Judgment, Risk Communication and Conflict Management (T.C. Earle, G. Cvetkovich). Studies of Information-Purchase Processes (T. Connolly). Research in Medical Ethics: The Role of Social Judgment Theory (D.G. Smith, R.S. Wigton). Separation of Facts and Values (L. Adelman). An Analysis of the Judgmental Components of Negotiation and a Proposed Judgmentally Oriented Approach to Mediation (J.L. Mumpower).


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@from:R. Hastie @qu:Human Judgment: The SJT View is a fine introduction and reference work for researchers interested in this profound and useful approach to the psychology of judgment and decision making. Urge your library to buy a copy. @source:Contemporary Psychology