Accession Number : AD0771728

Title :   Laboratory Studies of the Effects of Physical Hazard on Shelter Management Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 May 73-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH CORAL GABLES FLA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Robert W. ; Armstrong,Terry R.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The purpose of the project was to experimentally identify and validate predictors of effective management behavior under threat by developing and implementing a research methodology utilizing a shelter manager selection battery and a management performance battery. Recruited subjects were given medical examinations, psychiatric screening, and SCUBA training, and were confined in an underwater habitat as a source of physical threat stress. Data collected during confinement and under control conditions included heart rate, temporary anxiety as measured by the MAACL, and several tests of cognitive performance. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Confined environments, *Stress(Psychology), *Test methods, *Performance(Human), *Shelters, Threats, Behavior, Anxiety, Measurement, Scientific research, Mathematical prediction, Tolerance, Management, Underwater

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE