Accession Number:

ADA517048

Title:

Identifying Blood Biomarkers and Physiological Processes That Distinguish Humans with Superior Performance under Psychological Stress

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE

Report Date:

2009-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Attrition of students from aviation training is a serious financial and operational concern for the U.S. Navy. Each late stage navy aviator training failure costs the taxpayer over 1,000,000 and ultimately results in decreased operational readiness of the fleet. Currently, potential aviators are selected based on the Aviation Selection Test Battery ASTB, which is a series of multiple-choice tests that evaluate basic and aviation-related knowledge and ability. However, the ASTB does not evaluate a persons response to stress. This is important because operating sophisticated aircraft demands exceptional performance and causes high psychological stress. Some people are more resistant to this type of stress, and consequently better able to cope with the demands of naval aviation, than others.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE