Human performance is determined by interaction between a variety of environments. These include the physical, the social and cultural, and the personal environments in which man lives, through which he expresses himself, and on the basis of which he performs. Influence is exerted by the various factors or elements as they exist as well as how they are perceived by him. Characteristically, these environments have been studied by different disciplines, which have reported findings and recommendations through their own journals. This is an attempt to bring relevant data together in a meaningful pattern. It allows fuller appreciation of the contributions of each "environment" and the reguirements for consideration of the total picture. It is a review of the established limits of these many factors as a guide toward presenting optimum conditions for man's performance. The full story has yet to be told through inter-disciplinary and more comprehensive research with performance as the one criterion. Each topic is presented with some results of the more promising techniques for overcoming the influence of the factor involved upon performance. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  United States  22217
  • Authors:
    • Trumbull, R
  • Publication Date: 1965-7-29

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  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ONR-ACR-105
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM