Principles and Practice of Aviation Psychology

Principles and Practice of Aviation Psychology

Principles and Practice of Aviation Psychology

Principles and Practice of Aviation Psychology

Synopsis

This important book will be a nice addition to the literature on Aviation Psychology. Covering the history aviation to pilot actions and tasks and Cognitive aging in piloting, Tsang and Vidulich have a good set of contributions on this important topic.

Excerpt

This book has two main objectives. First, to serve as a training tool for a graduate- level course in aviation psychology or more generally in engineering psychology. in aviation psychology, aviation is the domain of interest; in the engineering psychology, aviation serves as a context on which psychological principles are applied. the book aims at introducing psychological principles and research that are important in aviation; however, principles such as that of human perceptual and attentional capabilities and limitations can certainly be applied to contexts other than aviation. Second, we hope the research findings and applications in aviation psychology presented will be interesting and useful to academic researchers as well as professionals from the industry and government.

Chapters are arranged by important topics in aviation psychology, but they are by no means the only important topics. Given that selection is necessary, our focus is on the pilot in the cockpit (as opposed to the entire aviation system). the impact of technology on piloting and the strategies and approaches aviation psychology as a field can take to meet this ever-changing challenge in the future is another underlying theme.

Our goal is to present state-of-the-art knowledge in the various topics chosen for the book. To this end, we invited experts to author chapters in the area of their expertise. One concern was how the chapters might come together as a coherent . . .

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