Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Response-Effect Compatibility with Spatial Frames of Reference
by Tesoro, Andriana Michelle B., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 50; 10603759
Abstract (Summary)

As we perform actions in our environment, we expect the resulting effect to correspond with our actions (response-effect compatibility). Navigation displays and other control displays should have matching responses and effects because they contribute to more efficient performance with less mental resources needed, causing less distraction. We examined response-effect compatibility when using a navigation system with different frames of reference (FOR), the Ego-Centered Reference Frame (ERF) and the World-Centered Reference Frame (WRF). Participants directed a car through an intersection towards or away from a target. The effect of their actions in the navigation display matched or mismatched the FOR of the response with the car either moving toward or away from the target. Results indicated that having responses and effects in matching FORs lead to faster response times and higher accuracy compared to when FORs were mismatching and performance was better in terms of proportion errors in WRF than ERF.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miles, James D.
Commitee: Strybel, Thomas Z., Vu, Kim-Phuong
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Compatibility effects, Frames of reference, Human factors, Navigation displays, Psychology, Response-effect compatibility
Publication Number: 10603759
ISBN: 978-0-355-17602-5
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