Accession Number : ADA293227

Title :   Using Computerized Neuropsychological Testing to Assess Aviator Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Flynn, Christopher F. ; King, Raymond B.

PDF Url : ADA293227

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Successful pilots must be cognitively and psychologically "fit' to preserve cockpit situational awareness while executing complex job demands in an unforgiving environment. The neuropsychological attributes of successful U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircrew, however, are largely unstudied. To conveniently collect a large sample of aviators data for comparison to mission performance, an easy-to-use and reliable test delivery system is required. The Neuropsychiatrically Enhanced Flight Screening (N-EFS) program is one product of an effort by Armstrong Laboratory's (AL) Neuropsychiatry Branch (AOCN). N-EFS measures the cognitive functioning (using the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery, MAB; and CogScreen) and psychological attributes and crew resource management potential (using the Personal Characteristics Inventory PCI; and the Revised NEO-Personality Inventory, NEO-PI-R) of all USAF pilot candidates. This data will establish a range of cognitive attributes of pilot applicants, and will provide MAB CogScreen baseline data for future reference. The N-EFS program also seeks to validate the MAB, CogScreen, NEO-PI-R. and PCI as future tools for pilot selection and understanding situational awareness. N-EFS builds on earlier AL/AOCN efforts to develop a field-friendly' self-administered, computerized psychometric testing battery to define attributes of successful pilots.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *NEUROLOGY, *PSYCHOLOGY, *PSYCHIATRY, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE, DELIVERY, JOBS, SKILLS, COCKPITS, COMPARISON, COGNITION, PILOTS, RELIABILITY, BASE LINES, FLIGHT, CREWS, MISSIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, SELECTION, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE