EFFECTS OF DRUGS ON HUMAN PERFORMANCE, ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES, NEW TEST DEVELOPMENT, AND FURTHER STUDIES
Annual rept. no. 2, 23 Jul 1965-23 Jul 1966
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVERSPRING MD
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The present report summarizes the second years effort on a project whose aim is the development of a comprehensive test battery with which to study the effects of drugs on human performance. The projects objectives are to develop a battery of basic human ability tests, to evaluate the batterys sensitivity to a variety of drug conditions, and to validate the battery in terms of its predictability to drug effects in the field. Major accomplishments of the second year were as follows 1 Completion of detailed analysis of the first years data resulting in refinement of data analysis techniques, development of a per cent affected index, and evaluation of prototype tests 2 Preparation of a Test Administrators Manual to guide development of future testing procedures 3 Conduct of two studies on a total of 36 medical volunteers to study a the effects of medicalpsychiatric classification on performance differences and b the effects of 3580A on selected laboratory and field tests. 4 Pilot testing on the Crutchfield Conformity Apparatus to develop materials and techniques for studying drug effects on susceptibility to social influence.
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