Accession Number:

AD0632254

Title:

PARAPHYSICAL VARIABLES IN WEAPON SYSTEM ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ANSER ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The effectiveness of a weapon system is dependent not only upon its physical characteristics but also upon the social characteristics of the enemy. The reaction of enemy combatants to attack is a function of personality, culture, and social organization. In order to obtain from a weapon system the results theoretically possible, these paraphysical variables must be considered. If the paraphysical effects of weapons are to be exploited, they must be expressed in a form which is usable in weapon system analysis. To accomplish this objective, it is proposed that the concept of modal personality be employed as a construct in the study of overt combat behavior to generate the basic data needed.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE