Conditions surrounding the situation. The environment includes information about the ranges and distributions of cues, the correlations among them, and the relations between the cues and the event being judged. In judgmental forecasting, the environment includes constraints on information available to the judge and on actions the judge may take, as well as time pressures, requirements for documentation, and anything else that might affect cognitive processes. Alternatively, environment refers to the general situation when using an econometric model.