Signal detection theory
Swets, John A. Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Parameters and methods
- Components of the theory
- Analysis of discrimination decisions
- Measurement and evolution
- Comparison with threshold theories
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A theory in psychology which characterizes not only the acuity of an individual's discrimination but also the psychological factors that bias the individual's judgments. Failure to separate these two aspects of discrimination had tempered the success of theories based upon the classical concept of a sensory threshold. The theory provides a modern and more complete account of the process whereby an individual makes fine discriminations.
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