Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Volume Five: Aerospace and Transportation Systems / Edition 1

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Volume Five: Aerospace and Transportation Systems / Edition 1

by Don Harris, International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754613372

ISBN-13: 9780754613374

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

While this book is principally dedicated to describing the theory of activity as it applies to issues of design and training, this work is also offered to a general audience of psychologists and interested lay readers. This theory studies the goal-directed behavior of man and attempts to integrate the cognitive, motivational, and behavioral aspects of activity into a…  See more details below

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While this book is principally dedicated to describing the theory of activity as it applies to issues of design and training, this work is also offered to a general audience of psychologists and interested lay readers. This theory studies the goal-directed behavior of man and attempts to integrate the cognitive, motivational, and behavioral aspects of activity into a holistic system. Such fundamental notions as goal, action, and self-regulations are described and analyzed from totally different theoretical points of view. This book is addressed in the first instance to Western psychologists. It compares, among other things, analyses of work from the former Soviet Union with the work from the West. Applications of activity theory to design and learning were paramount in the Soviet Union. Using their own theoretical perspective, the authors provide a comparative analysis of the various schools working in activity theory. They hope that this book may facilitate the exchange of ideas between Russian psychological scientists and Western psychologists working in ergonomics, human factors, industrial/organizational psychology, education, learning, and related areas where the theory of activity may find general application.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754613374
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Engineering Psychol;ogy and Cognitive Ergonomics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Special Issue on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
A Framework for Mental Workload Research and Applications Using Formal Measurement Theory
Situation Assessment for Routine Flight and Decision Making
Automotive Automation: Investigating the Impact on Drivers' Mental Workload
Rewritable Routines in Human Interaction With Public Technology
Cross-Modal Links in Attention Between Audition, Vision, and Touch: Implications for Interface Design

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