Accession Number : AD0449530


Title :   PREDICTION OF ADJUSTMENT TO PROLONGED SUBMERGENCE ABOARD A FLEET BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE. IV. PSYCHOLOGICAL INDICES


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB NEW LONDON CT


Personal Author(s) : Weybrew, Benjamin B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/449530.pdf


Report Date : 24 Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Fourteen psychophysiological indices of response to hyperventilation and breathholding and to discrimination-conflict stress were combined with measures of neuroticism, motivation, and aptitude to form a correlation matrix including adjustment ratings obtained from 200 men during two successive cruises aboard a nuclear submarine. Patterns of psychophysiological indicators with adjustment criteria were identified by factor variables resulted in Multiple R's ranging from .40 to .62. For the purpose of communication, these factors were labeled Limited Adjustment Potential, Optimal Adjustment Potential, Autonomic Resiliency, Autonomic Feedback, and Stress Responsivity. The structure of the factors suggested somatopsychological dimensions of use in personality assessment especially when selection of men for hazardous duty is involved.


Descriptors :   *ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , BEHAVIOR , CORRELATION TECHNIQUES , EMOTIONS , MOTIVATION , NAVAL RESEARCH , NERVOUS SYSTEM , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , RESPIRATION , STABILITY , SUBMARINE PERSONNEL , VENTILATION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE