Accession Number : ADP003372

Title :   Biotechnology Predictors of Physical Security Personnel Performance,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,G. S.

Report Date : JUN 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The military services depend heavily on paper-and-pencil testing to evaluate personnel. Such testing is able to predict school and training performance fairly well, but not on-job performance. On-job performance places heavy demands on right hemisphere brain processing (spatial, integrative, simultaneous) in addition to left hemisphere processing (verbal, analytical) which paper-and-pencil testing primarily measures. This Center has been investigating the feasibility of directly assessing brain functions using event related brain potential (ERP) recordings to improve the prediction of on-job performance. Promising results have been found in relating ERP data to the performance. Promising results have been found in relating ERP data to the performance of pilots, radar intercept officers, antisubmarine warfare trainees and basic recruit trainees. Under Defense Nuclear Agency funding, this Center recently undertook (FY81) a research project to determine the feasibility of using biotechnology measures (e.g., ERP) to improve the prediction of physical security personnel performance reliability. Predicting the tolerance to stress/duress is of particular interest. Project plans and progress are reviewed in this presentation.

Descriptors :   Behavior, *Security, Personnel, Predictions, Performance(Human), Job training, Reliability, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE