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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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The Effect of the Alert Signal in Changing the Operability and Productivity of the Activity 98


Smirnova Ya.K.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor , Altai State University, Barnaul, Russia

Kashirskiy D.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of Psychology Department, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia

The article is devoted to the investigation of the consequences of “warning signals” on performance results. The role of the time for signaling the beginning of activity in the formation of the initial readiness and the transition from the phase of the state of rest to the working state is analyzed, namely, the issue of changing the productivity of the activity when manipulating the “warning effect” is studied. Based on the results of the survey, 108 people in 5 experimental groups with manipulation of the signaling timing of the beginning of the solution of motor and sensory tasks can conclude that the localization of signals at different intervals of preparation for activity determines changes the efficiency of the transition from phase of operational rest to the phase of the working state. Intermediate warning signal at different stages of activity, heterochronically affects the performance and its stability. This trend is reflected in the accelerating and retarding effect of the alert signal.

Keywords: approximate attention, attention to the time interval, notification effect, alert signal, warning signal, efficiency of productivity

Column: Psychology of Labor


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