Accession Number : AD0283105

Title :   EFFECTS OF INDUCED STRESS ON LEARNING PERFORMANCE

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : KLIER,SOL

Report Date : 22 MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Various aspects of an imposed stressful factor in a learning situation were investigated. Three experiments were conducted. The first experiment was concerned with validating the use of electric shock as a stressing agent through the measurement of physiological changes, and with the effect of electric shock during learning and performance. The second experiment concerned the effect of introducing electric shock at various stages of a learning task. The third experiment was divided into two parts. In Part I the effect on learning a maze under stress of varying amounts of pre-stress training on a similar task was studied. Part II investigated the effects of Part I experience for the same subjects in a non-stress, a shock, and a failure-threat situation a few weeks later. Results indicate that the introduction of stress during learning causes adaptation to the stressful effects. This adaptation carries over to a later situation where both the same type of stress and a different type are encountered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LEARNING, *MILITARY TRAINING, *STRESS (PSYCHOLOGY), CONDITIONED RESPONSE, EFFECTIVENESS, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, WARFARE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE