Accession Number : ADP002672

Title :   Operational Utility of Psychology Instruments to Law Enforcement and Security,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Bernstein,I. H.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Basically there are two ways to improve the caliber of personnel: (a) Selection of better people to begin with, and (b) Modification of the work environment to optimize the performance of people already on hand. These are not exclusive objectives. For most situations, the two main prerequisites of successful performance that involve selection issues are that people be: (a) sufficiently intelligent and (b) emotionally stable, two traits which both involve flexibility of thought and action. Of these, the intelligence is by far the more important for most positions, especially those without an emergency component or without potential harm to others, e.g., clerical positions. There is a vast literature and technology of available tests usable for personnel selection that is cost efficient to employ.

Descriptors :   *Behavior, *Symposia, *Law enforcement, Personnel selection, Skills, Validation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE