1970s

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The chief motive of all human actions is the desire to avoid anxiety.

Ibn Hazm (994-1064)

1970 - 1979

Journal papers 

Hollnagel, E. (1971). Informationspsykologi. Dansk Psykolognyt, 16, 307-308.

Hollnagel, E. (1973). The rate of internal speech in paced rehearsal. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 14, 241-243.

Hollnagel, E. (1974). Human information processing capacity in counting several things simultaneously. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 15, 43-49.

Hollnagel, E. (1974). Computer oriented learning processes. Et symposium. Dansk Psykolognyt, 28, 362-365.

Hollnagel, E. (1975). Skandinavisk kognition. Dansk Psykolognyt, 29, 284-285.

Hollnagel, E. (1976). Beslutningstagen og rationalitet. Nordisk Psykologi, 28(3), 173-185.

Hollnagel, E. (1976). Informationsprocessing. Dansk Psykolognyt, 30, 347-348.

Stenild, M. & Hollnagel, E. (1977). Det kognitive synspunkt. Dansk Psykolognyt, 31(9), 231-233.

Hollnagel, E. (1977). Beslutningstagen som kognitiv videnskab. Dansk Psykolognyt, 31(12), 299-305.

Hollnagel, E. (1977). Forskere i Umeå. Dansk Psykolognyt, 31(21), 547-549.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). An information processing analysis of mental multiplication. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 19(1), 63-72.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). The paradigm for understanding in hermeneutics and cognition. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 9, 188-217.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Det kognitive synspunkt: Mod en ny rationalisme? Nordisk Psykologi, 30(3), 209-224.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Automatisering bør tilpasse arbejdet til mennesket. Ingeniøren, 26. September, 24-26.

Book chapters

Hollnagel, E. (1977). Cognitive functions in decision making. In H. Jungermann & G. de Zeeuw (Eds.), Decision making and change in human affairs. Amsterdam: D. Reidel.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Fortolkning af beskrivelser af egen adfærd og selvreferenceproblemet. In: Broch, T., Krarup, K., Larsen, P. K. & Rieper, O. (Eds.). Kvalitative metoder i dansk samfundsvidenskab. Copenhagen, Denmark: Nyt Fra Samfundsvidenskaberne.

Conference presentations 

Hollnagel, E. (1975). En kognitionspsykologisk analyse af beslutningsprocessen. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Swedish Group for Cognition and Decision Making, May 1975, Lund, Sweden.

Hollnagel, E. (1975). The psychology of rational decisions. Paper presented at the Fifth Research Conference on Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making, September 1975, Darmstadt, F. R. Germany.

Hollnagel, E. (1976). Mental arithmetic and the concept of a limited capacity information processing system. Paper presented at the First Scandinavian Symposium on Information Processing and Performance, May 1976, Uppsala, Sweden.

Hollnagel, E. (1977). Endimensionale ktr. multidimensionale kriterier for evaluering. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Psychological Research, September, Umeå, Sweden.

Hollnagel, E. (1977). The development of understanding: Empiricism or rationalism? Paper presented at the Workshop on Developmental Models of Thinking, Kiel, F. R. Germany.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Some psychological requirements to a theory of information science (N-35-78). Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute of Information Science, Crete, Greece, August 1-11.)

Hollnagel, E.(1978). Om udviklingen af forståelse (N-50-78. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Psychological Research, September, Åbo, Finland.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). The relation between intention, meaning, and action. In: M. MacCafferty & K. Gray (Eds.), The analysis of meaning. INFORMATICS 5. London: ASLIB.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). An application of the cognitive viewpoint in the description of scientific research (N-20-79). Proceedings of the Symposium ‘Theory of Knowledge and Science Policy,’ December 13-16, Ghent, Belgium.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Om viden, vidensstruktur og handling (N-21-79). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Psychological Research, September, Trondheim, Norway.

Miscellanea (Reports, etc.) 

Hollnagel, Erik. Quasi-synthetic communication. Copenhagen: Master thesis in psychology, 1970.

A study of the dyadic communication situation with a view to whether a human being can be replaced by a machine. It is concluded that it is possible already now under special conditions. And that there are no theoretical obstacles to a generalization.

Hollnagel, E. (1972). Quasi-syntetisk kommunikation. Extracta, 4, 101-107.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Om design af eksperimenter vedrørende diagnostiske strategier (N-16-78, NKA/KRU-P2(78)3). Roskilde, Denmark: Forsøgsanlæg Risø, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Modelling of intention as an aid to diagnosis in man-machine systems (Electronics Department N-43-78, NKA/KRU-P2(78)8). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Qualitative aspects of man-machine communication (Risø-M-2114, NKA/KRU-P2(78)5). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Outline of a formal description of understanding (N-45-78). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Diagnostic behavior as conflict resolution (Risø-M-2110, NKA/KRU-P2(78)4). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory.

Hollnagel, E. (1978). Design criteria for experiments on reference situations (N-52-78, NKA/KRU-P2(78)10). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Problem structure for the NKA/KRU studies (N-4-79, NKA/KRU-P2(79)12). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Predictability, design, and evolution (N-18-79). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). The methodological structure of the KRU-experiments: Notes on the nature of qualitative research (N-34-79, NKA/KRU-P2(79)24). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). A framework for the description of operator behaviour (N-35-79, NKA/KRU-P2(79)24). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). The conceptual structure of the KRU-experiments (N-37-79, NKA/KRU-P2(79)25). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). The relationship between elapsed time and real time in the KRU-pilot experiment (N-41-79, NKA/KRU-P2(79)41). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Kognitiv kapacitet og beslutningstagen. En teoretisk analyse og eksperimentel undersøgelse af den begrænsede kognitive kapacitets betydning for udførelsen af planlagte tankeforløb. Århus, Denmark: Institute of Psychology. (PhD Thesis.)

Hollnagel, E. (1979). Human performance, emotions, and the cognitive viewpoint (Risø-M-2182). Roskilde, Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, Electronics Department.