Accession Number:

ADP000883

Title:

Providing the Man in the Back Seat,

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DIRECTORATE OF THE SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST (NAVAL) LONDON (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1983-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Despite his passive-sounding game the Royal Navy Observer is a very active and important member of a helicopter crew. He acts as a navigator and tactical coordinator in 2- and 4-man helicopters. He operates variable depth sonar, radar, electronic warfare equipment, and weapons systems such as homing torpedoes, depth charges, and air to sea missiles. The Royal Navy has met various problems in recruiting suitable personnel, that is, in providing this important man in the back seat. Faced with such a situation there are a number of theoretically straight-forward approaches to study and possibly to rectify the situation which a psychologist can adopt. One obvious step is to examine the existing selection system and procedures and carry out appropriate predictive validity research. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE