Situation Awareness is Adaptive, Externally-directed Consciousness
Smith, K., & Hancock, P.A. (1995). Situation awareness is adaptive, externally-directed consciousness. Human Factors, 37(1), 137-148.
We define situation awareness (SA) as adaptive, externally directed consciousness. This definition dispels the artificial and contentious division evident in the literature, according to which SA is either exclusively knowledge or exclusively process.