Engineering Psychology and Human Performance / Edition 3

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This book presents an intuitive understanding of how humans process information in the performance of tasks—highlighting the strengths and limitations, as well as methods, of performance. Equal emphasis is placed on the implications of these strengths and limitations for the design of equipment with which people interact, and for the design and training of work procedures. Chapter topics include spatial displays, language and communications, memory and training, decision making, selection of action, manual control, and stress and human error. Individuals interested in psychology will appreciate this book's reflection on the link between basic research and real-world applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321047113
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/21/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 573
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Engineering Psychology and Human Performance 1
Ch. 2 Signal Detection, Information Theory, and Absolute Judgment 24
Ch. 3 Attention in Perception and Display Space 74
Ch. 4 Spatial Perception and Cognition and the Display of Spatial Information 116
Ch. 5 Language and Communications 167
Ch. 6 Memory, Learning, and Training 211
Ch. 7 Decision Making 258
Ch. 8 Selection of Action 312
Ch. 9 Attention, Time-Sharing, and Workload 364
Ch. 10 Stress and Human Error 412
Ch. 11 Manual Control 445
Ch. 12 Process Control and Automation 504
Index 553
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