Accession Number : ADA133921

Title :   Control Device Manipulative Behavior, Arousal and Performance during a Compensatory Tracking Task.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Acosta,Hector Michael

PDF Url : ADA133921

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : This study examined the relationships between control activity, performance and arousal. Experimental non-task load (arousal) manipulations failed to generate significant performance effects, but did reliably affect at least one of three control-activity measures employed, namely, integrated absolute control displacement, IACD. The results offer support for a progression hypothesis. This hypothesis asserts that trends in control activity demonstrated at any given level of performance during skill development are paralleled by trends exhibited as arousal or, at least, non-task stimulation increases. Since performance failed to demonstrate a decrement, a proposed set of related regression hypotheses could not be tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bionics, *Man machine systems, *Performance(Human), Response, Behavior, Motivation, Fatigue(Physiology), Stress(Physiology), Human factors engineering, Psychophysiology, Stimuli, Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Instrumentation, Analysis of variance, Variables, Measurement, Scoring

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE