Accession Number:

ADA572412

Title:

Mitigating Stress, Workload, and Fatigue on the Electronic Battlefield

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2001-31 Dec 2006

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

2007-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

2949.0

Abstract:

Our military forces are now facing new and often unanticipated challenges Many of the tasks they are now being asked to perform are not those which typically occupy the military mandate. That they do this so well argues for their professionalism and their adaptability but it brings in to play sources of stress and demand for which traditional military training provides little experience or protection. The better the theories and principles that we generate and validate, the better we will be able to help these individuals in their new and evolving missions. It is evident that current and future military operations will be cognitive wars Scales, 2006. The future battleground will largely be the minds of other individuals and those individuals like our own forces, will certainly be under stress. It is crucial that we know about these effects if we are to understand them fully and exploit them effectively. Our Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative MURI program on Operator Performance Under Stress OPUS has contributed substantially to the scientific and operational understanding of stress and performance. This MURI reached completion in December 2006. Here we summarize the outcome of this program and the numerous successes achieved by researchers funded under this MURI.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE