Accession Number : ADA297385

Title :   Simulation and Training for Stress Environments: A Meta-Analytic and Experimental Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Research note,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA MAXIMA CORP WINTER PARK

Personal Author(s) : Driskell, James E. ; Mullen, Brian

PDF Url : ADA297385

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A vast amount of research on stress and training has been conducted in the past several decades. This research identifies approaches that are potentially effective for stress training, but often produces conflicting results that are difficult to interpret at the narrative level. It also describes a series of meta-analytic studies undertaken as part of a research project to integrate and summarize the research literature on stress training. The technical approach examined those training approaches that the research literature suggests may be effective for enhancing performance under stress, including overlearning, mental practice, stress inoculation training, cohesiveness, team building, and relaxation training. This approach provided the opportunity to gauge, on a quantitative basis, the overall effectiveness of alternative training approaches. Second, it allowed the identification of factors that moderate the effectiveness of these training approaches to determine the most effective means to implement a specific training approach. Finally, this strategy provided precise direction for further research and application.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *MILITARY TRAINING, *LEARNING, *MENTAL ABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, STRESSES, SIMULATION, METHODOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, TRAINING, PRECISION, RELAXATION, INOCULATION, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE