The (In)visibility of Psychodiagnosticians' Expertise

Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Michael; Spaanjaars, Nano; Witteman, Cilia (2017). The (In)visibility of Psychodiagnosticians' Expertise. Journal of behavioral decision making, 30(1), pp. 89-94. Wiley 10.1002/bdm.1925

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This study investigates decision making in mental health care. Specifically, it compares the diagnostic decision outcomes (i.e., the qualityof diagnoses) and the diagnostic decision process (i.e., pre-decisional information acquisition patterns) of novice and experienced clinicalpsychologists. Participants’ eye movements were recorded while they completed diagnostic tasks, classifying mental disorders. In line withprevious research, our findings indicate that diagnosticians’ performance is not related to their clinical experience. Eye-tracking data pro-vide corroborative evidence for this result from the process perspective: experience does not predict changes in cue inspection patterns. Forfuture research into expertise in this domain, it is advisable to track individual differences between clinicians rather than study differenceson the group level.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Consumer Behavior

UniBE Contributor:

Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1099-0771

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck

Date Deposited:

01 Jul 2016 12:31

Last Modified:

17 Jul 2018 09:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/bdm.1925

Uncontrolled Keywords:

eye-tracking; diagnostic decision making; experience; clinical psychology

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.72777

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72777

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