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Situational awareness

LC control no.sh2007007736
Topical headingSituational awareness
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Variant(s)Situation awareness
SA (Cognitive psychology)
See alsoAwareness
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Human engineering
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Found inWork cat.: Battle of cognition, c2007: e-CIP galley (situational awareness, SA)
Wikipedia, viewed Sept. 12, 2007: ("Situation awareness or situational awareness (SA) ... In terms of cognitive psychology, SA refers to the active content of a decision-maker's mental model or schema of his or her ongoing task situtation, its purpose being to enable rapid and appropriate decisions and effective actions ... Stated in lay terms, SA is simply 'knowing what is going on so you can figure out what to do' ... It is also 'what you need to know not to be surprised' ... SA is now a key concept in human factors research, aviation, command and control, and indeed in any domain where the effects of ever-increasing technological and situational complexity on the human decision-maker are a concern")
Tomajczyk, S.F. Dictionary of the modern United States military, c1966: p. 512 ("Situational awareness ... A pilot's thorough understanding of the three-dimensional air battle ... which he is a participant in)
Ei Compendex, searched Sept. 12, 2007: ("What do we know about training situational awareness?"; identifier: "situational awareness")