Technical Review and Analysis of the Army Air Force Aviation Psychology Program Research Reports
Strategic Research and Assessment Branch JBSA-Randolph United States
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During World War II, the Army Air Force Aviation Psychology Program AAP conducted extensive research on selecting and training aircrew. The results of this program were documented in a 19-volume series of research reports. Damos Aviation Services, Inc. DAS, reviewed the series to identify tests and constructs that were not pursued after World War II, but have the potential to improve modern USAF aircrew selection and classification processes. Based on its review, DAS made eight recommendations. One involves examining the effect of including number incorrect, as well as number correct responses, on the factor structure of test batteries. Five recommendations suggest the development of new tests. One involves adding new questions to the physical science portion of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test. Another pertains to identifying personality traits relating to carefulness and conscientiousness.
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