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Abstract

Increased attention has been given to the role of humans in nuclear power plant safety, but one aspect seldom considered is the temporal dimension of human reasoning. Time is recognised as crucial in human reasoning and has been the subject of empirical studies where cognitive mechanisms and strategies to face the temporal dimension have been studied. The present study shows why temporal reasoning is essential in Human Reliability Analysis and how it could be introduced in a human model. Accounting for the time dimension in human behaviour is discussed first, with reference to proven field studies. Then, theoretical modelling of the temporal dimension in human reasoning and its relevance in simulation of cognitive activities of plant operator is discussed. Finally a Time Experience Model is presented.

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Authors: DECORTIS F, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);CACCIABUE P C JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 4TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS AND POWER PLANTS, MONTEREY, CA. (USA), JUNE, 5-9, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, MENTIONING PAPER EN 33971 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126116700 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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