Accession Number:

ADA592286

Title:

Assessment of Military Personnel for Complex Environment using Human Performance Modeling

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIEANLAGEN-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT M B H OTTOBRUNN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A military candidates capability concerning critical and risky tasks does not only depend on military-specific and technical skills, but especially on individual characteristics and so called soft skills i.e. problem-solving abilities. Concerning the existence and specification of these skills, it was the HBR Human Behaviour Representation-theorys aim to create a computer program that simulates typical military or military related scenarios i.e. in a PRT and at the same time assess whether a candidate is appropriate to a specific set of tasks or not. The aim was to create a psychological demanding and a realistic military environment to assess a candidates problem solving skills in complex, risky and uncertain situations. Therefore, the HBR-assessment decision support system consists mainly of two different computer programs 1 Assessment-Demonstrator a 3D-simulation of realistic military environment with agents, objects and realistic scenarios, where candidates have to show their problem solving skills by coping with complexity and uncertainty. 2 Demonstrator of an Assessment supporting tool, which consists of several assessment-tools that measure the candidates behavior with relevant psychological terms to help identifying strengths and weaknesses of a candidate s soft skills by process analyses.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE