Accession Number:

ADA128641

Title:

Digital Behavioral Simulation: State-of-the-Art and Implications

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This report presents a comprehensive review, analysis, and appraisal of the state-of-the-art in computer simulation model in which human performance characteristics play an important part. Concepts and considerations important to the development of such models are discussed and examples of current models are presented to provide an overview of the status of the digital simulation field relative to behavioral simulation. Methods which have been or could be used in predicting and, or accounting for human effects in Army system performance are identified and defined. Problems in model design are treated and the trade-offs of cost versus benefit, which characterize the models and are associated with current models, are discussed. Future trends in behavioral modeling are also projected, along with recommendations relative to the development and maintenance of current Army models.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE