Principles and Practices of Aviation Psychology

ISBN-10: 0805833900
ISBN-13: 9780805833904
Edition: 2002
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $109.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

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.

Bob Buck has flown everything from open biplanes to the Bowing 747, and still flies gliders today, at age eighty-seven. He lives in Vermont.

Preface
Foreword
Series Foreword
Abbreviations
Introduction to Aviation Psychology
The Changing Role of the Pilot
The Roles of Basic and Applied Research in Aviation Psychology
Preview of the Chapters
References
Perception and Attention During Low-Altitude High-Speed Flight
Aerodynamics of Motion: The Effects of Control Inputs on Flight
Sources of Information That Specify Ground Clearance
Perceptual Processes: How a Pilot Perceives Ground Clearance
Integration of Tasks and Priorities in Low-Altitude Flight
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgments
Spatial Orientation
Sensory Bases for Spatial Orientation
Spatial Disorientation Illusions
Motion Sickness
Space Flight
Major Factors Contributing to SD
Methods to Minimize SD
References
Mental Workload and Situation Awareness: Essential Concepts for Aviation Psychology Practice
Defining Mental Workload and Situation Awareness
Models and Measures of Mental Workload and Situation Awareness
Is There a Relationship Between Mental Workload and Situation Awareness?
Future Directions for Mental Workload and Situation Awareness: Research and Applications
Conclusion
References
Aviation Displays
Display Principles
Classic Navigation: The Historic Perspective
Present Navigational Display Environments
Display Overlay, Integration, and Clutter
Procedural Displays: Text, Instrumentation, Checklists
Advanced Display Technology: 3-D Displays
Advanced Technology: See-Through Displays: The HUD and the HMD
Automation and Displays
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgments
Aeronautical Decision Making: Metaphors, Models, and Methods
Gamblers, Daredevils, Aces, and Romantics
What Is Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)?
The Decision Maker as Faulty Computer
The Decision Maker as Rational Calculator
The Adaptive Decision Maker
The Decision Maker as Character Defective
The Decision Maker as Enquiring Expert
The Decision Maker as Organizational Cog
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgments
Pilot Actions and Tasks: Selection, Execution, and Control
Task Choice and Task Management
Aviation Control
Conclusion
References
Pilot Control
The Aircraft Control Problem
The Feedback Paradigm in Pilot Control
Control-Theoretic Models of Pilot Control Behavior
An Example Pilot/Vehicle Analysis
Automation and Pilot Control
Concluding Remarks
References
Automation and Human Performance in Aviation
Background
Aviation Automation
A Model for Types and Levels of Human Interaction With Automation
Automation-Related Incidents in Aviation
Human Performance in Automated Systems
Adaptive Automation
Computational and Formal Methods for Studying Human-Automation Interaction
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgments
Pilot Selection Methods
What Is Pilot Selection and Why Is It Important?
Validity and Validation Studies
Common Methodological Issues in Pilot Selection
Military Pilot Selection
Commercial Pilot Selection
The Future of Pilot Selection Methods
Conclusion
References
Acknowledgments
Training
Trends and Contexts of Pilot Training
Stages of Training Development
Analyzing Tasks and Identifying Training Needs
Training Design
Evaluation of Training
Conclusion
References
Flights of Fancy: The Art and Science of Flight Simulation
The Purpose of Flight Simulation
Fidelity of Flight Simulators
Flight Simulators: A Brief History
Visual Systems
Motion Systems
Future Fancies
References
Applying Crew Resource Management Theory and Methods to the Operational Environment
One Flight Segment, Several Incidents
Crew Resource Management--Its Theoretical and Applied Genesis
The Systems Perspective: Modeling Group Inputs, Processes, and Outputs
Early Approaches to Improving Team Performance on the Flight Deck
Measuring CRM Training Efficacy
Further Refinement of CRM Concepts
Automation on the Flight Deck--Another Potential Source of Safety Threats
Concluding Remarks
References
Acknowledgments
Assessing Cognitive Aging in Piloting
About the Age 60 Rule
Cognitive Demands of Piloting and Aging
The Expertise Advantage
Methodological Issues
Manifestation of Aging in Simulator Performance and Accident Data
Toward a Better Understanding of the Interplay Between Aging and Piloting
Conclusion
References
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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