Accession Number : AD0667630

Title :   COLLECTED PAPERS PREPARED UNDER WORK UNIT ENDORSE: EFFECTS OF CONTROLLED ISOLATION ON PERFORMANCE,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Haas,Paul M. ; Kandel,Edward J. ; McDonald,Robert D. ; Monty,Richard A. ; Murphy,Donald B.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The collection of papers given at meetings of the Western Psychological and the American Psychological Associations during the years 1958-1961 reports on specific phases of research to evaluate experimentally the effects of sensory deprivation and social isolation upon a variety of human behaviors. The phases reported on include a study involving a complex discrimination task in response to an auditory stimulus; an experiment involving positive-suggestive or negative-suggestive instructions concerning the possibilities of actual visual sensations in semi- or complete darkness; an experiment on the influence of positive and negative instructions concerning visual sensations; an experiment to develop a simple motor task to indicate efficiency of reception of instructions in complete darkness after sensory or social deprivation; an experiment to assess the effects of misinformation on the counting of auditory stimuli; a study to assess the effects of sensory deprivation and social isolation on reception of complex instructions; and a study of an auditory vigilance technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SENSORY DEPRIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), AUDITORY PERCEPTION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, CONFINEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), ATTENTION, BEHAVIOR, MOTOR REACTIONS, PERCEPTION, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE