Accession Number : AD0672275

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL AND SYMBOLIC STRESSORS ON PERCEPTIVE MECHANISMS.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. 1 Feb 67-31 Mar 68,

Corporate Author : HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH BOSTON MASS GUGGENHEIM CENTER FOR AEROSPACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

Personal Author(s) : MacFarland,Ross A. ; Teichner,Warren H. ; Olson,Diane E.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The research was concerned with the development of an approach to and methods for the prediction of human performance under conditions of environmental and informational stress. Emphasis was put upon attention and short-term memory in relation to temperature, noise and hypoxia, and to the development of attentional criteria of conditions which may be thought of as overstressing. This was done within a systematic context which relates physiological regulatory mechanisms to behavioral mechanisms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), HYPOXIA, PERCEPTION, BEHAVIOR, ATTENTION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TRACKING, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), NOISE, HEARING, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE