Accession Number : AD0286730

Title :   CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC MODELS VIA COMPUTER SIMULATION

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : COGSWELL,JOHN F.

Report Date : 28 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An a tomated system for simulating functions used in psychological diagnosis and the simulation technique as a conceptual tool for empirical model-construction in constructing psychological models for predicting behavior are discussed. The word simulation is used to mean that the machine system performs the behavior usually carried out by the human diagnosticians. The computerized system that automatically performs the functions of data storage, clinical interviewing, diagnostic analysis and report writing is described. The use of thi computerized system as a simulation device for a research project is discussed. The iterative approach o model construction and the testing of the successive models will provide valuable information about the potential use of computer simulation as a conceptual tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR, *COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE