Accession Number : AD0286492

Title :   THE RELEVANCE OF BEHAVIORAL STATEMENTS IN THE JUDGMENTS MADE BY CLINICIANS, CORPSMEN, AND LINE SUPERIORS

Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : MCMICHAEL,ALLEN E.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A series of behavioral statements, taken from experimental military findings, were present d to four different but related populations of judges, in order to study the relationship between the type, amount of information, and the level of expertness in making these judgments. It was predicted that groups with greater amount of formal clinical training would utilize this information more accurately than groups with less amount of training. The four groups of 15 judges, all from naval settings were: psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, medical corpsmen, and line officers. All four of these groups are normally associated with the evaluation of recruit adjustment, in one way or ano her, in Naval Training Centers. The clinically trained judges, psychiatrists and psychologists, seem able to identify the behavioral stat ment relevant to all four categories. All four groups of judges are fairly competent at recognizing the behavioral statements which describe the opelessly unfit or even patently ill recruit (category 4). Support for three of the assumptions and positive confirmation of the hypothesis in this study was demonstrated. Some evidence indicated that the judgments involved are possibly related to the present roles of these four types of judges in a Naval Training Center. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, ADJUSTMENT (PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHIATRY, RECRUITING, RELIABILITY, SELECTION

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