PARAPHYSICAL VARIABLES IN WEAPON SYSTEM ANALYSIS
ANSER ARLINGTON VA
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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.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems