The role of affect in evaluating performance

Tichon, Jennifer G., Wallis, Guy and Riek, Stephan (2011). The role of affect in evaluating performance. In: SimTecT 2011 Conference Proceedings. SimTecT 2011 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (245-250). 30 May-2 Jun 2011.

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Author Tichon, Jennifer G.
Wallis, Guy
Riek, Stephan
Title of paper The role of affect in evaluating performance
Conference name SimTecT 2011 Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 30 May-2 Jun 2011
Proceedings title SimTecT 2011 Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher Simulation Australia
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780980809916
Start page 245
End page 250
Total pages 6
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Affect is a key determinant of performance. Simulators have been used to train professionals how to control and use their emotions to facilitate optimal performance for many years. The underlying premise is a professional's confidence can be strengthened through training which provides the opportunity to experience mastery under high stress conditions. Scenarios allow them to work through fear and successfully translate it into high goal performance. Affect has been shown to influence the development of higher-order mental abilities such as situation assessment and decision-making. While simulators are popular for training these higher-order mental abilities, methods for evaluating such use rely heavily on subjective self-reports or final action analysis. Indications are that affective state could be a key variable for investigation in the development and evaluation of simulation training. This project sets out to identify a reliable set of objectively measurable features and responses that highly correlate to target emotions. Preliminary technical work will be reported which forms the basis of future work using eye-tracking, facial feature-extraction and electromyography (EMG) technologies to develop an objective tool for measuring individual affective skillleve1s during simulation training.
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Created: Tue, 18 Oct 2011, 11:06:16 EST by Jennifer Tichon on behalf of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences