Engineering Psychology and Human Performance / Edition 2

Engineering Psychology and Human Performance / Edition 2

by Christopher D. Wickens
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction to Engineering Psychology and Human Performance1
Ch. 2Signal Detection, Information Theory, and Absolute Judgment24
Ch. 3Attention in Perception and Display Space74
Ch. 4Spatial Perception and Cognition and the Display of Spatial Information116
Ch. 5Language and Communications167
Ch. 6Memory, Learning, and Training211
Ch. 7Decision Making258
Ch. 8Selection of Action312
Ch. 9Attention, Time-Sharing, and Workload364
Ch. 10Stress and Human Error412
Ch. 11Manual Control445
Ch. 12Process Control and Automation504
Index553

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