Accession Number : AD0748036

Title :   Development of Techniques for Measuring Performance in the Undersea Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 70-31 Oct 71,

Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT COLL NEW LONDON DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : MacKinnon,John R.

Report Date : 15 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The overall objective of the project was to develop precise, reliable techniques for monitoring changes in human performance during exposure to unusual environmental conditions. Specifically, this research was designed to provide base-line information on the usefulness of a selected task as an instrument in assessing performance degradation under adverse conditions germane to the diving situation. The task selected for investigation was a modified version of the Stroop Color-Word Interference Test (CWIT). Experiments conducted were designed to determine the efficiency of this test in evaluating the effects of environmental and psychological stress on cognitive functioning.

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *DIVING), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), DIVING), REASONING, DECISION MAKING, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE