Sustaining Performance Under Stress: Overview of This Issue

Steven E. Kornguth

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Full-spectrum warfare places a heavy cognitive burden on the soldier that may exceed normal adaptive stress response mechanisms. It is crucial to understand the effects of battlefield stressors on physical and cognitive performance, decision-making, and adaptation. This information can be used to devise advanced training tactics and technological aids. The recent emergence of new technologies in diverse fields, including neuroimaging, psychology, kinesiology, endocrinology, genetics, linguistics, and warfare strategy will enable enhanced performance of the soldier on the battlefield or in insurgency arenas. Maximal utility of these technologies requires interaction between experts in each methodology and the Army. The Sustaining Performance Under Stress Symposium serves as an example of the multidisciplinary approach involving experts from academia, Army laboratories, and military leadership.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)S1-S8
JournalMilitary Psychology
Issue numberS1
StatePublished - 28 Jan 2009


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