Accession Number : AD0428547


Title :   CERTAIN PROBLEMS OF SPACE PSYCHOLOGY,


Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO


Personal Author(s) : Gorbov,F D


Report Date : 07 Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Space psychology as a branch of science is unique. Lying at its basis are the achievements of general psychology and human engineering, the principles of the higher nervous activity and the essential medical requirements for the selection of flying personnel. The author emphasizes the importance of psychological experimental methods both during the training of cosmonauts and during the flight itself. A schematic professiogram is given. On the basis of results obtained in special loading tests applied in the training of flying personnel the author advances the principle of reproduction as one of fundamental importance for space psychology. Some new methods of psychological research founded on this principle are proposed, such as diagnoses of suggestivity and noiseimmunity. The use of a homeostatic method in the study of group psychology permits differentiating several patterns of individual strategy in the integrative performance of operators. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGY , *APTITUDE TESTS , SPACE FLIGHT , PERFORMANCE TESTS , AVIATION PERSONNEL , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , PILOTS , MACHINE TRANSLATION , GROUP DYNAMICS , ASTRONAUTS , IMMUNITY , NOISE , NERVOUS SYSTEM , OPERATION


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