Accession Number : AD0638853


Title :   COMPUTER SCIENCE DEVELOPMENTS RELEVANT TO PSYCHOLOGY.


Corporate Author : WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES


Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Earl B.


Report Date : AUG 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The application of computers in Psychology can be divided into three broad areas: mathematical computation, file manipulation, and on-line control of experimentation. New languages and better computing techniques will make the first area of application much easier. One-line consoles permitting rapid access to the computer will largely replace the present day desk calculators used in many psychological data processing problems. The use of electronically stored files will make record searching and screening much easier. The most interesting new applications, however, will be in the area of on-line control of experiments by man-machine interaction. The developments in computer science which make these applications possible are discussed in some detail. In addition, there are conceptual developments in computer science, particularly in the study of artificial intelligence, which may provide leads in the development of psychological theory. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, PSYCHOLOGY), (*PSYCHOLOGY, *COMPUTERS), REAL TIME


Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY
      COMPUTER HARDWARE
      HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING & MAN MACHINE SYSTEM


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE