WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 3-4

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND IMPLEMENTATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF AVIATION PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANCY FROM THE PERSPETIVE OF THE 90 YEARS OF EXISTENCE OF THE MILITARY INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MEDICINE


Jan F. Terelak1
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Autor korenspondencyjny: Jan F. Terelak; -, -; email: jan.terelak@onet.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.20.12.2018.11

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Streszczenie

The author of this publication worked at Military Institute of Aviation Medicine (MIAM) in Warsaw in 1968-2018 with a small break. The paper is of a review nature and concerns the presentation of the scientific and implementational activities of Polish aviation psychologists from the perspective of the last half-century of the existence of the Military Institute of Aviation Medicine in Warsaw. The scientific activity includes, among others, empirical research on the assessment of mental and motor skills during tests in flight simulators: thermo- and diving chambers and centrifuges, while application research concerns mainly psychometric adaptation of psychological selection of candidates for military aviation and space flight and selection of military and civilian pilots. The organizational activity is related to the construction of tests and technical devices for group psychological research. The interdisciplinary nature of research is emphasized, thanks to cooperation of aviation psychologists with many specialists of aviation medicine and bioengineering.


Słowa kluczowe

aviation psychology, flight simulators, space psychology, chronopsychology, polar psychology, psychological selection and pilot selection