Accession Number : AD0450861


Title :   FURTHER WORK ON THE USE OF TRACKING TASKS AS INDICATORS OF STRESS


Descriptive Note : Final rept. July 1962-Jan 1964


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY DC


Personal Author(s) : Walker, Norman K ; Shectman, Fred ; De Socio, Elizabeth


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/450861.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : This report presents data which shows that Zero Input Tracking Analysis provides a reliable measure of tracking performance, that tracking degrades severely under the stress of Auditory Shadowing but that the sensitivity of Subjects differs considerably, as might be expected. It is also shown that Auditory Shadowing appears to produce similar effects to combat, possibly in both cases due to an information overload, and hence Auditory Shadowing may well be a suitable laboratory substitute for combat. Auditory Shadowing can thus be used to define the sensitivity of any control system to combat degradation using a given group of Subjects, or using a given system to examine the sensitivity of the Subjects. Mild electric shocks on the other hand were quite ineffective stressors.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , MEASUREMENT , STATISTICAL DATA , TRACKING , RELIABILITY , ERRORS , BEHAVIOR , LEARNING , ATTENTION , JOB ANALYSIS , HEARING , AUDIOMETRY , VERBAL BEHAVIOR , SENSORY DEPRIVATION , ACCELERATION TOLERANCE , MOTOR REACTIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE