The Effects of Time Pressure on Choices and Judgments of Candidates to a University Program

  • Anne Edland


An important characteristic of human decision making is that decisions in everyday life often have to be made under deadline conditions. These deadlines may engender feelings of time pressure. The purpose of the present study is to extend an earlier study by Svenson, Edland, and Slovic (1990) that examined timepressure-induced changes in strategy when choosing between alternatives that were incompletely described. Svenson et al. (1990) found that time pressure resulted in a shift toward a strategy enhancing positive information. The present experiment attempts to supplement these results by determining whether similar changes in strategy occur when alternatives are described completely.


Time Pressure Choice Behavior Positive Information Choice Rule Base Stimulus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Edland
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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