Accession Number : ADP003286

Title :   Psychological Evaluation of Aircrew Members,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Patterson,J. C.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Rated USAF Officers requiring psychological evaluation for fitness to fly are referred to the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (SAM), Clinical Neuropsychology Function (NGN). Other referrals to NGN result from requests for consultation from medical branches within the consultation service. This paper will discuss the approach and psychological methods used in making clinical and aeromedical decisions in the USAF. Further, criticisms of the current procedures will be discussed as well as suggestions for clinical research need to improve psychology's participation in the aeromedical evaluation of aircrew members.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Flight crews, *Physical fitness, *Psychological tests, Test and evaluation, Performance(Human), Test and evaluation, Aerospace medicine, Clinical medicine, Mental disorders, Research management, Management information systems, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE