Time Pressure and Stress in Human Judgment and Decision Making

  • Ola Svenson
  • A. John Maule

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Decision, Time Pressure, and Stress—Setting the Scene

  3. Perspectives on Time Pressure and Stress: Theory and Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-57
    2. Donald MacGregor
      Pages 73-82
    3. A. John Maule, G. Robert J. Hockey
      Pages 83-101
    4. Eric J. Johnson, John W. Payne, James R. Bettman
      Pages 103-116
    5. Peter J. Carnevale, Kathleen M. O’Connor, Christopher McCusker
      Pages 117-127
  4. Experimental Studies of Time Pressure

  5. Individual Differences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-216
    2. Haleh Rastegary, Frank J. Landy
      Pages 217-239
    3. Joachim Stiensmeier-Pelster, Martin Schürmann
      Pages 241-253
    4. Martin F. Kaplan, L. Tatiana Wanshula, Mark P. Zanna
      Pages 255-267
  6. Time Pressure and Stress in Applied Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-270
    2. Christopher D. Wickens, Alan Stokes, Barbara Barnett, Fred Hyman
      Pages 271-292
    3. James Shanteau, Geri Anne Dino
      Pages 293-308
    4. A. John Maule, Ola Svenson
      Pages 323-329
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


Some years ago we, the editors of this volume, found out about each other's deeply rooted interest in the concept of time, the usage of time, and the effects of shortage of time on human thought and behavior. Since then we have fostered the idea of bringing together different perspectives in this area. We are now, there­ fore, very content that our idea has materialized in the present volume. There is both anecdotal and empirical evidence to suggest that time con­ straints may affect behavior. Managers and other professional decision makers frequently identify time pressure as a major constraint on their behavior (Isen­ berg, 1984). Chamberlain and Zika (1990) provide empirical support for this view, showing that complaints of insufficient time are the most frequently report­ ed everyday minor stressors or hassles for all groups of people except the elderly. Similarly, studies in occupational settings have identified time pressure as one of the central components of workload (Derrich, 1988; O'Donnel & Eggemeier, 1986).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ola Svenson
    • 1
  • A. John Maule
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.School of Business and Economic StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland

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