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Avaliação Psicológica

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COSTA, Maurício Pereira da  and  ALVES, Irai Cristina Boccato. The Pilot Aptitude Tester and the pilot selection. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.1, pp. 116-118. ISSN 1677-0471.

Since World War I, the Air Forces has made a major investment in the selection of military pilots with the purpose of reducing the high costs involved in military pilot training by reducing attrition (failure) in flight instruction. But it was in World War II that psychological tests that assess psychomotor and cognitive abilities became more effective in predicting aptitude for piloting, contributing to the reduction of attrition found in flight instructions. One of the few psychological tests designed for selecting pilots is The Pilot Aptitude Tester (PILAPT), a series of six tests that assess cognitive and psychomotor abilities with regard to flight activity, and which was acquired by the Brazilian Air Force to be used in their selection of military pilots.

Keywords : aeronautics psychology; specific aptitude tests; human resources selection; psychological assessment.

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