Accession Number : AD0620263

Title :   A STUDY OF INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITY IN A NOISY ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Wilbanks,William A. ; Webb,Wilse B. ; Tolhurst,Gilbert C.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Four tests from the Differential Aptitude Tests were given to naval aviation cadets under normal testing conditions and with a 100 decibel background noise. Significantly higher scores were obtained under noise on the DAT Clerical Speed and Accuracy test. This effect could be demonstrated only when ability differences among the cadets were controlled. It was also found that individuals maintain their relative position within the population in both noise and quiet. The implications for selection are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NOISE, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), NOISE), REASONING, APTITUDE TESTS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE