Accession Number : AD0653290

Title :   PROCEDURAL DETAILS FOR PROJECT COMONOT.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Seward ; Myers,Thomas I. ; Johnson,Eugene ; Milstein,Steven L. ; Walsh,J. Michael

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : A detailed summary is given of the research procedure employed during the first phase of Project COMONOT. COMONOT (comparative monotony) is an experimental assessment of various conditions of boredom and monotony, at one extreme requiring a 7-day stay in a totally dark, sound-proof cubicle. Attention in this paper is focused on: (1) the rationale of the study; (2) definition of the three experimental conditions; (3) a description of the subject population; (4) details of the test program; and (5) how factors affecting experimental 'set' were dealt with. Also included are the actual briefing scripts and test schedules followed. The paper is intended to provide the sorts of additional procedural details that, due to space limitations, usually must be omitted from journal articles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SENSORY DEPRIVATION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), (*CONFINEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERSONALITY TESTS, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE