Stress and Human Performance

By James E. Driskell; Eduardo Salas | Go to book overview

worldwide community in which news is nearly instantaneous. We hear of the crash of a commuter aircraft in central Europe almost as quickly as we hear of an automobile accident on a local highway. The extensive media coverage of worldwide incidents such as airplane accidents, industrial accidents, and railway mishaps makes these dangers seem much larger. Therefore, we have become highly sensitized to the apparent dangers of air travel, marine accidents, rail travel, industrial mishaps, medical mistakes, and military accidents that are portrayed on the daily news. The concern with how individuals perform in these demanding, stressful environments is likely to continue to be of growing theoretical and practical interest.


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  • Series in Applied Psychology ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface ix
  • List of Contributors xiii
  • Introduction - The Study Of Stress and Human Performance 1
  • References 37
  • 1 - Stress Effects 47
  • Acknowledgements 84
  • 3 - Stress and Military Performance 89
  • Acknowledgments 116
  • 4 - Stress and Aircrew Performance: A Team-Level Perspective 127
  • Epilogue 159
  • Epilogue 160
  • 5 - Moderating the Performance Effects of Stressors 163
  • References 189
  • II - Interventions: Selection, Training, and System Design 193
  • 6 - Selection of Personnel for Hazardous Performance 195
  • Acknowledgement 219
  • 7 - Training for Stress Exposure 223
  • 8 - Training Effective Performance Under Stress: Queries, Dilemmas, and Possible Solutions 257
  • References 273
  • 9 - Designing for Stress 279
  • Author Index 297
  • Subject Index 311
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