Accession Number : AD0635205

Title :   SOME SECONDARY DETERMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Curran ,Patrick M. ; Wherry,Robert J. , Jr

Report Date : 12 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The study employed a four-choice, color discrimination task and electric shock in a simulated aircraft flight over hostile country to investigate certain secondary determiners of anticipatory physical threat stress which are presumed to be components of the perceived proximity of the unpleasant event. The findings suggest that the three secondary determiners of anticipatory physical threat stress investigated (perceived time since the situation started, perceived time until the event occurs if it occurs, and time elapsed since the initial warning of the possible event occurrence) are significant components of the perceived proximity of the unpleasant event, and that they interact in a complex manner. Further research is suggested to determine the nature of the interaction of these components over-time. A measure was devised which is considered to reflect differences in individual susceptibility to anticipatory physical threat stress. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *AVIATION PERSONNEL), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES, TIME STUDIES, MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, AVIATION MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE