Accession Number:

ADA094317

Title:

Perceptual-Motor and Cognitive Performance Task-Battery for Pilot Selection

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED RESEARCH RESOURCES ORGANIZATION BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

160.0

Abstract:

A review of the literature on pilot selection and training, perceptual-motor processes, and cognitive processes was conducted. The objectives of this review were a to identify perceptual-motor and cognitive tasks that demonstrated reliable individual differences in performance and b to identify perceptual-motor abilities and cognitive processes of demonstrated importance to successful piloting behavior. From this review, a set of tasks were identified that tapped the abilities and processes important to piloting and that showed evidence of producing reliable individual differences in performance. A conceptual framework makes explicit the link between the tasks selected and the requirements for successful pilot performance. This resulted in a large number of tasks which were candidates for inclusion in a pilot selection task battery. Psychometric and pragmatic criteria were applied to the tasks in the candidate pool, resulting in the identification of 15 tasks for inclusion in the final task battery. These tasks span the perceptual-motor and cognitive domains, with special emphasis on attentional and decision-making performance. The paradigms for the selected tasks are specified in detail to allow for the development and implementation of the tasks on a computer system, and a number of implications for validation of the battery are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE