ERIC Number: ED343508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
In the Mind's Eye: Enhancing Human Performance.
Druckman, Daniel, Ed.; Bjork, Robert A., Ed.
This book presents a look at methods of performance enhancement, examining basic issues of performance through a series of papers which evaluate several popular self-improvement approaches by weighing the evidence to determine what works. The first of the book's four parts provides an overview of the volume with two chapters describing the history of the project and key findings. The second section, "Training," contains three chapters: "Optimizing Long-Term Retention and Transfer,""Modeling Expertise," and "Developing Careers." The third section, "Altering Mental States," contains the following five chapters: "Subliminal Self-Help,""Meditation,""Managing Pain,""Hiding and Detecting Deception," and "A Broad Concept of Deception." The final section, "Performing," contains two chapters entitled "Optimizing Individual Performance," and "Enhancing Team Performance." Two appendixes contain a description of committee activities and biographical sketches of committee members. Each chapter includes extensive notes and references. (JB)
Descriptors: Individual Development, Performance, Self Actualization, Self Concept Measures, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Help Programs, Training Methods
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., P.O. Box 285, Washington, DC 20418 ($28.95 plus $3.00 shipping and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.