Accession Number:

ADA232905

Title:

Modeling for Human Performance Assessment.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Nov 89-15 Nov 90,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-20

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This Annual Report describes two lines to research performed during Fiscal Year 1990 at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. One research line involved developing a generic model of human performance tests, such as those in the United Triservice Cognitive Assessment Battery and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Performance Assessment Battery. Several performance-test models were developed using the plan of the generic task. The generic model might serve both as a vehicle for quantifying laboratory performance and a blueprint for analyses of operational systems. A second research line focused on a risk identification study of 31 Navy and Marine aircraft carrier combat occupations. The data were from task analyses performed by Cooper, Schemmer, Fleishman, Yarkin-Levin, Harding, McNelis 1987. The purpose was to examine whether knowledge of a stressors effects on abilities might be used to predict those combat jobs most affected by the stressor. Notable among the abilities exhibiting substantial variation in importance across jobs a necessary property for predicting differential stressor effects were far vision, spatial orientation, flexibility of closure, and rate control. Examining the effects of stressors on these and related abilities may yield information of value in predicting the threats posed by stressors to different members of this set of occupations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE