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Exploring the concept of feedback with perspectives from psychology and cognitive science
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explores the concept of feedback from various perspectives in psychology and cognitive science. Specifically, the theories of ecological psychology, situated and Distributed Cognition, Cognitive Systems Engineering and Embodied cognition are investigated and compared. Cognitive Systems Engineering provides a model of feedback and related constructs, to understand human behavior in complex working environments. Earlier theories such as ecological psychology, considered feedback as direct perception. Situated cognition clearly inherits ideas from ecological psychology, whereas distributed cognition provides a deeper understanding of feedback through artifact use. Cognitive Systems Engineering provides a systematic view of feedback and control. This framework is a suitable perspective to understanding feedback in human-machine settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
direct feedback, ecological psychology, perceptual cycle, Embodied Cognition, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Distributed Cognition, Situated Cognition
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107090ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-G--13/040--SEOAI: diva2:721763
Subject / course
Cognitive science programme
2013-12-18, Alan Turing i E-huset, Linköping University 581 83, LINKÖPING, 00:03 (English)
Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-05 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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