Accession Number : AD0651793

Title :   PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE THEATERS OF WAR.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AIR FORCES WASHINGTON D C AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Lepley,William M.

Report Date : 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : A total of 16 officers and 31 enlisted men were involved in the research activities of the five principal projects with which this report is concerned. The primary missions were twofold: to gather combat criterion data against which to validate the tests and procedures of the Air Surgeon's selection and classification program and to collect information on the requirements of the tasks of combat airmen. This latter area of effort was designed to discover whether or not the selection and classification testing program had provided adequate coverage of traits and other attributes important in combat effectiveness. Secondary mission objectives were concerned with the following: The development of proficiency tests for the air-crew specialties; the furnishing of specially derived lead-crew aptitude scores for the use of theater personnel; the development of aptitude and other trait tests in areas judged not to be covered adequately by the selection and classification testing battery; and, in one instance, the special study of pilot fatigue associated with long missions.

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AVIATION PERSONNEL), (*MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, *AERIAL WARFARE), (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), AIR FORCE), FLIGHT CREWS, NAVIGATOR BOMBARDIERS, NAVIGATORS, PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, AERIAL GUNNERS, RADAR OPERATORS, APTITUDE TESTS, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), JOB ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE