Accession Number : ADA040322


Title :   Psychophysiological Effects of Aging: Developing a Functional Age Index for Pilots: I. A Survey of the Pertinent Literature


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Gerathewohl, Siegfried J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a040322.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : This report gives a survey about selected material concerning age and aviation-related psychophysiological functions. The author analyzes the results obtained by many investigators from longitudinal and cross-sectional studies that may be useful for the development of a functional age index for pilots. Particular emphasis is given to studies on the effect of age differences as measured by standardized tests of sensory, perceptual, mental, cognitive and neurophysiological functions and processes, and the quantitative or objective assessment of personality traits and structure. A few examples of graphs, tables, curves, and mathematically expressed relationships between these parameters and age are given. The age-related changes of these variables and their implications to possible and actual pilot performance are discussed.


Descriptors :   *PILOTS , *AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , PERFORMANCE TESTS , LITERATURE SURVEYS , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , COMMERCIAL AVIATION , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , MEDICAL EXAMINATION , AVIATION MEDICINE , BIOSTATISTICS , INDEXES(RATIOS)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE