Accession Number:

ADA002707

Title:

Shallow Habitat Air Dive (SHAD-I): Psychological Screening of Divers as Subjects for Long Duration Saturation Experimentation

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 31

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This study was designed to provide some insights as to possible psychological screening criteria for U. S. Navy divers being considered for special operational assignments. Four USN divers who had volunteered for SHAD-1 Shallow Habitat Air Dive were administered the DPSS Depression proneness sentence stems, the MMPI Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory, the DBI Diver biographical inventory and were subjected to a semi-structured clinical interview before and after a 30-day, hyperbaric 50 F.S.W. experiment. These test and interview data were compared with the same data obtained from an independent sample of 64 USN divers, and provided the basis for selecting two SHAD subjects and two back-up divers.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE