TOWARD A PSYCHOLOGICAL INDEX OF WEAPONS EFFECTIVENESS. PART 1: FIELD STUDIES
OKLAHOMA UNIV RESEARCH INST NORMAN
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To compare non-nuclear weapons with respect to their psychological effectiveness requires a scaling procedure which allows numbers to be assigned to these weapons or to their characteristics according to some rule. A broad working definition of the psychological index, therefore, is A scaling procedure permitting quantitative description of the psychological effectiveness of weapons. The general form of the Psychological Index, therefore, includes measures of psychophysical, psychological, and psychosocial effects of weapons.