Accession Number : AD0644155

Title :   GEOGRAPHIC AND ASTRONOMIC DISTANCE RESPONSES BY RATED OFFICERS,

Descriptive Note : Aeromedical Reviews,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Grosser,Bernard I.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The data demonstrate that knowledge of distance around the earth, distance to the moon, and distance to the sun cannot be used as a test for organic brain damage in rated pilots and navigators. The diagnosis of organicity based on fund-of-information deficit is predicated on the principle that a given population normally has knowledge of the facts which are employed in the examination. The most nearly perfect answer was in response to the question of distance around the earth; however, the fact that more than 1 in 10 rated officers gave an incorrect response precludes the use of this question as a test for organic deficit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHIATRY, ASTRONAUTS), (*ASTRONAUTS, SELECTION), (*MENTAL DISORDERS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), INTELLIGENCE TESTS, MOTIVATION, ANXIETY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE