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Automation bias

General scientific definition

"when a human decision maker disregards or does not search for contradictory information in light of a computer-generated solution which is accepted as correct"

Cummings, Mary (2004). "Automation Bias in Intelligent Time Critical Decision Support Systems" (PDF). AIAA 1st Intelligent Systems Technical Conference (PDF). doi:10.2514/6.2004-6313. ISBN 978-1-62410-080-2. S2CID 10328335. Archived from the original on 2014-11-01.

Relevant substantive theories

Social psychology


Goddard, K., Roudsari, A., & Wyatt, J. C. (2012). Automation bias: a systematic review of frequency, effect mediators, and mitigators. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 19(1), 121–127.

Skitka, L. J., Mosier, K. L., & Burdick, M. (1999). Does automation bias decision-making?. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 51(5), 991-1006.

Mosier K, Skitka LJ. (1996) Human decision makers and automated decision aids: made for each other? In: Parasuraman R, Mouloua M, eds. Automation and Human Performance: Theory and Applications. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc,. pp. 201–20


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