Accession Number : AD0715308

Title :   The Effects of Physical and Symbolic Stressors on Perceptual Mechanisms.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : McFarland,Ross A. ; Teichner,Warren H.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The research has had two major activities, (1) An attempt to develop a bridge between basic theory and application over the huge empirical knowledge gap between task and environmental variables on the one hand, and performance measures on the other, and (2) The conduct of experimental studies of relevance to the postulates of the stress theory. A third conceptual activity was added which concerned the question of what tasks should be used in conjunction with environmental simulation studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), (*PERCEPTION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PREDICTIONS), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), THEORY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SIMULATORS, HYPOXIA, VISUAL PERCEPTION, AUDITORY PERCEPTION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), PATTERN RECOGNITION, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ENVIRONMENT

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE