Accession Number : ADA017537

Title :   Human Performance and Biorhythms.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Cobb,William Wilson , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Using a serial memory task, human performance and biorhythms were studied in the laboratory for a fifteen week period. The purpose of the experiment was to determine whether dependency between human performance and biorhythmic cycles existed for the subjects observed. Analysis of the data using the Chi-Square Contingency Test collected from 4 subjects showed a significant dependency at the .05 level existed between 2 of 3 biorhythmic cycles and human performance as well as near significant dependency existing for the third cycle and human performance. Further analysis using the X squared one sample test showed no significance between critical days and categories of performance at the .05 level. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Rhythm(Biology), *Theses, Psychomotor tests, Memory(Psychology), Chi square test, Nonparametric statistics, Statistical analysis, Stimuli, Response(Biology), Regression analysis, Sine waves

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE