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Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics A Systems Approach, Second Edition

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ISBN-10: 1466560096

ISBN-13: 9781466560093

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen J. Guastello

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The psychology of person-machine interaction has changed in the past few decades. The widespread influence of computer-based technologies has permeated every aspect of the person-machine system. As systems become more complex, new principles of their operation emerge. Reflecting new development in the field, this second edition addresses a wide range of human factors and ergonomics principles found in conventional and 21st century technologies and environments. It emphasizes fundamental concepts, systems thinking, the changing nature of the person-machine interface, and the dynamics of systems as they change over time.
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Book details

List price: $68.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 501
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Stephen J. Guastello is Professor of Psychology at Marquette University, where his teaching and research specialize in industrial-organizational psychology, human factors engineering and ergonomics, and statistics. He is the author of Chaos, Catastrophe, and Human Affairs, Managing Emergent Phenomena, and Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics and is the founding editor of the journal Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences.

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics
Entry of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Broader Themes in the Text
Criteria of Human Factors
Discussion Questions
Elements of Human Factors Analysis
Allocation of Function
Human Error and System Reliability
Usability Testing
Communication, Information, and Entropy
System Events Change Over Time
Discussion Questions
Classical Psychophysics
Basic Psychophysical Scaling
Signal Detection Theory
Fuzzy Signal Detection Theory
Multidimensional Stimuli
Discussion Questions
Visual Displays
Sense of Vision
Principles of Display Design
Signs of Importance
Illumination and Glare
Discussion Questions
Auditory and Tactile Displays
Sense of Hearing
Nonverbal Auditory Displays
Speech Displays
Tactile Displays
Discussion Questions
Organization of Human Memory
Types of Decisions
Cognitive Workload
Automatization of Cognitive Processes
Degrees of Freedom in Cognitive Task Organization
Dynamic Decisions and Situation Awareness
Cognitive Analyses of a Person-Machine System
Discussion Questions
Psychomotor Skill and Controls
Reaction or Response Time
Learning and Skill Acquisition
Types of Manual Controls
Feedback and Controls
Voice Controls
Discussion Questions
Anthropometry and Work Space Design
Body Measurements
Safety and Related Concerns
Physical Abilities
Some Common Biomechanical Issues
Computer Workstations
Discussion Questions
Stress and Human Performance
Nature and Types of Stress
Physical Stressors
Social Stressors
Speed and Load Stress
Consequences of Stress
Work Schedules
Consequences of Stress
Stress and Performance Dynamics
Discussion Questions
Occupational Accidents and Prevention
Causes of Death and Injury
Structural Risk Models
Group Dynamics, Safety Climate, and Resilience
Accident Prevention Programs
Emergency Response
Discussion Questions
Human-Computer Interaction
The Changing Nature of the Interface
Memory Enhancements
Visual Displays
Auditory and Multimedia Displays
The Internet and the Web
Virtual Reality
Emotions in Human-Computer Interfaces
Discussion Questions
Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life
The Evolution of Programs
Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
Smart Integrated Systems
Large-Scale Integrated Systems
Artificial Life
Validation Issues
Discussion Questions
Complex Systems
NDS and Complex Systems
Real-World Complexity
Evolutionary and Revolutionary Change in Systems
Collective Intelligence
Group Coordination
Safety in Complex Systems
Discussion Questions 238
Environmental Design
The Great Outdoors
Playing in Traffic
Outer Space
Discussion Questions