The Mind at Work

The Mind at Work

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Cambridge University Press

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The Mind at Work

Covering the psychological aspects of ergonomics, this volume places considerable emphasis on the radical changes in work practices over the past twenty years stimulated by high technology systems and computerization. Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary activity concerned mainly with people at work, but also with other human purposeful activities such as war, sports, games and leisure. The objective of ergonomics is to make these activities more effective and safer by applying established principles of anatomy, physiology and psychology. Together with Singleton's earlier volume, The Body at Work, this book forms a comprehensive textbook of ergonomics. This is a useful text for undergraduate and graduate students of psychology, physiology, management, social sciences, engineering, industrial design, computer science and information technology.

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ISBN-13: 9780521017503
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Key to symbols used; Part I. Human Resources and System Design: Part II. Skill and Training: Part III. Needs and Organisations: Part IV. Performance and Job Design: Part V. Information Processing: Part VI. Risk and Reliability: Part VII. The Citizen and the Environment: Author index; Subject index.

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