Accession Number : ADA119136

Title :   Decision Making Under High Thermal Stress. Report Number 1. An Annotated Bibliography on Environmental Stressors and Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 81-Aug 82,

Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN INST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Rohles,Frederick H , Jr ; Konz,Stephan A ; Krohn,Rachel J

PDF Url : ADA119136

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This research will study the effects of exposure to the stressors of a simulated survival shelter on decision making. A proposed 5 year effort is summarized that involves a literature search, the development of a test battery to assess the decision making skill, tests in simulated shelters, and the development of strategies to assist in the decision making process. Corollary efforts involve the use of the bicycle ventilating device for charging nickel-cadmium dry cell batteries and relationship between shelter occupant density and shelter occupant numbers. This, the first report of the project, contains an annotated bibliography of the research on the effects upon behavior, of the stressors of temperature, crowding, sleep disturbances, panic, stress, and anxiety. In addition, a survey was conducted which identified 93 problem areas for the survival shelter occupant. These fell equally into three main categories: survival shelter, personal, and environment.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *DECISION MAKING, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SIMULATION, SHELTERS, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), SKILLS, STRATEGY, BEHAVIOR, SLEEP, ANXIETY

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE