VIGILANCE DECREMENT

with regard to a vigilance job, a reduction in the amount of targets discovered which takes place after a brief time on the job. In a multitude of scenarios the reduction is because of an alteration within the reaction criterion, even though in some instances, it demonstrates a reduction in sensitivity for discovering the target.

VIGILANCE DECREMENT: "The vigilance decrement was expected."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VIGILANCE DECREMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vigilance-decrement/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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