PERCEPTUAL-PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS IN AIRCREW SELECTION: HISTORICAL REVIEW AND ADVANCED CONCEPTS
LOCKHEED-GEORGIA CO MARIETTA
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The report reviews the literature reflecting the employment of perceptual-psychomotor tests for selection of aircrew members since World War II and provides behavioral concepts for consideration as possible future test development areas. The review considers the use of flight experience as well as perceptual-psychomotor screening devices and comments on the results of the programs in which such experience is intentionally used. The fundamental importance of criterion definition to development and validation of selection devices is discussed. Recent research is reviewed leading to the derivation of behavioral concepts recommended for consideration as principles on which new perceptual-psychomotor tests may be based. The merits of simple tests as opposed to complex tests in which numerous facets of performance are concurrently assessed are considered and the latter approach is recommended.
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