Accession Number : AD0634037

Title :   SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW ON EXTENDED OPERATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Consulting rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Cannon,Dennis ; Drucker,Eugene ; Kessler,Theodore

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The report comprises a summary of a review of psychological literature pertaining to performance for extended periods of time. The material is organized into the following topics, as they relate to performance: sleep loss, temperature, nutrition, prolonged performance, drugs, stress, vibration, confinement, rest and personnel replacements, noise, radiation, and clothing. In addition, a brief summary of vigilance literature is included. The inconclusive nature of the reviewed research precludes supporting or denying the thesis that troops can be expected to remain effective for 48 hours or longer. Endurance limits may vary significantly from one task to another. For this reason, suggestions for research are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), TIME, REVIEWS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), TEMPERATURE, NUTRITION, CLOTHING, DRUGS, VIBRATION, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, NOISE, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE