Accession Number : AD0743726

Title :   The Effect of Temporal Uncertainty on Human Energy Expenditure During Moderate Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Swanson,Barry Grant

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : It is hypothesized that psychological attitudes affect physiological functions in humans. One function that might be affected is energy consumption during work or exercise. An experiment was conducted to examine the effect of temporal uncertainty about the duration of an exercise period on energy cost. A sample of 13 healthy, young male military officers were tested under controlled exercise routines with and without temporal uncertainty. Results indicated that there is a significant difference between similar tasks under temporal uncertainty and certainty. The task under uncertainty required less energy than the other task. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), *OXYGEN CONSUMPTION), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGY, ERGOMETERS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE