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Alluisi EA, Chiles WD, Smith RP.
“Human Performance in Military Systems: Some Situational Factors Influencing Individual Performance”.
Military Report. 1964.
Military Report exact publication unknown.
Rept. No. ITR64 1
Contract DA 49 193md2567
Rept. On Behavioral Effects of Infectious Diseases.
Descriptors: (*Performance (Human), Stress (Psychology)), (*Lysergic acids, Physiology), Military personnel, Non-lethal agents, Incapacitating agents, Hallucinogens, Memory, Intelligence Tests, Motivation.
Situational Factors----factors that are created by the circumstances under which a system is operated, and which themselves influence the operations—are particularly apt to occur in the operation of military systems, especially in time of war or national emergency. When they do occur, these situational factors are likely to place atypical demands upon the operators of the systems. Some of these factors and the demands that they make are reviewed in this paper, particularly in terms of their known influence on individual performance. The review includes (1) atypical work-rest schedules, (2) optimum work-rest scheduling for 24-hour operations with minimum use total man-power, (3) the interactions of selection and motivation, (4) the relations between performance reserves and the evaluation of situational stresses, (5) the influence of the type of task, and finally (6) some non-lethal chemical incapacitating agents (especially the psychotomimetic compounds, and more especially d-lysergic acid diethylamide) on individual performance. (Author)
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