Accession Number : AD0758909

Title :   Temporal Orientation and Task Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 65-30 Oct 68,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC GOLETA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McGrath,James J.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The report summarizes a three-year program of research on temporal orientation and task performance. The objective of the program was to demonstrate the feasibility of relating man's perception of time to his performance on the job. Three methods of manipulating temporal orientation were used: measuring individual differences, varying the display of time information, and altering the physiological state of the subject. Criterion tasks were signal detection, anticipatory timing, and elementary visual perception. The results demonstrated several relationships between these manipulations and task performance. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION, *TIME), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, DETECTION, ATTENTION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE