Engineering Psychology and Human Performance / Edition 2

Engineering Psychology and Human Performance / Edition 2

by Christopher D. Wickens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0673461610

ISBN-13: 9780673461612

Pub. Date: 09/28/1991

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780673461612
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Engineering Psychology and Human Performance.
2. Signal Detection, Information Theory, and Absolute Judgment.
3. Attention in Perception and Display Space.
4. Spatial Displays.
5. Navigation and Interaction in Real and Virtual Environments.
6. Language and Communications.
7. Memory and Training.
8. Decision Making.
9. Selection of Action.
10. Manual Control.
11. Attention, Time-Sharing, and Workload.
12. Stress and Human Error.
13. Complex Systems, Process Control and Automation.

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