Dr. Morgan served as an intelligence officer (2003-2010) for the US Government and was a government advisor to the US Intelligence Science Board; The products developed from his research have been vetted and validated domestically as well as in a theatre of operations. In addition to his work at Yale and the National Center for PTSD, Dr. Morgan has performed Selection and Assessment and Operational psychology work for the United States Army and Navy for over 7 years. Dr. Morgan's work in National Security with UNH is focused on intelligence analysis, national security, national security psychology and psyops.
Topics Covered Include:
- What desirable special operations psychological traits can be operationally defined and objectively measured
- Research summary: Neuropeptide Y, DHEA, heart rate variability, dissociation
- The problem of transfer: can these traits be identified without actually shooting at people
- Physical stress as a proxy for psychological qualities
- Performance correlates and observing performance directly
- The need for multiple data points, including subjective impressions
- Emotional control/stress inoculation. Is there a cost? What needs to be done that isn't occurring now to maximize psychological health long term in operators or are we simply asking too much of certain units?
- What can sports teams and other organizations take away from Andy's research and SOF selection methods
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