Exploring the non-randomness of human spatial choice behavior: Generating a database for tactical AI

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Authors
  1. Christie, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Dalhousie Univ, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
It has been determined in basic psychological research that humans have preferences for certain numbers, sequences, and locations. In the current study we examine whether people understand this preference information, either explicitly or implicitly. 547 participants were presented with 4 shapes (approximately half of the sample completed the study on paper, the other half via the internet). For each shape they were asked to select: 1. Any location witin the shape, 2. The location you believe others are most likely to select, and 3. The location you believe others are least likely to select. Individuals were successful at predicting the locations others were likely to select, demonstrating an awareness of the nature of non-random behavior. However, individuals failed to accurately select the locations others were least likely to select. The applications of these finding are discussed.
Keywords
Spatial choice;Human biases;Non-random behaviour
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2000-099 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
12 Sep 2000
Number of Pages
90
DSTKIM No
CA010465
CANDIS No
515012
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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