Accession Number : AD0655434

Title :   PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTIONS, THE BODY IMAGE, AND AVIATION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Tucker,Gary J. ; Reinhardt,Roger F.

Report Date : 08 DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In the evaluation of aviators, and particularly student aviators, another source of anxiety -- unrelated to fears of death and mutilation, etc. -- has become evident. This is in the sphere of psychomotor adaption to the process of flying an airplane. In this report, a theoretical formulation of the process of learning to fly is presented in terms of the aviator's psychomotor function, body image, and ability to orient himself in space. Clinical and experimental evidence are presented to validate these theories. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, SELECTION), (*PILOTS, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), ANXIETY, MOTOR REACTIONS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SPACE PERCEPTION, PROPRIOCEPTION, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE