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Engineering Psychology & Human Performance, 4th Edition

By Christopher D. Wickens, Justin G. Hollands, Raja Parasuraman, Simon Banbury

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 7, 2012

Description

Forming connections between human performance and design

 

Engineering Psychology and Human Performance, 4e examines human-machine interaction. The book is organized directly from the psychological perspective of human information processing. The chapters generally correspond to the flow of information as it is processed by a human being--from the senses, through the brain, to action--rather than from the perspective of system components or engineering design concepts.

This book is ideal for a psychology student, engineering student, or actual practitioner in engineering psychology, human performance, and human factors

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Identify how human ability contributes to the design of technology.
  • Understand the connections within human information processing and human performance.
  • Challenge the way they think about technology’s influence on human performance.
  • show how theoretical advances have been, or might be, applied to improving human-machine interaction

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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Engineering Psychology and Human Performance

Chapter 2:  Signal Detection, Information Theory and Absolute Judgment

Chapter 3:  Attention in Perception and Display Space

Chapter 4:  Spatial Displays

Chapter 5:  Spatial Cognition, Navigation and Manual Control

Chapter 6:  Language and Communications

Chapter 7:  Memory and Training

Chapter 8:  Decision Making

Chapter 9:  Selection of Action

Chapter 10: Attention, Time sharing and Workload

Chapter 11: Mental Workload, Stress, and Individual Differences: Cognitive and Neuroergonomic Perspectives 

Chapter 12: Automation

Chapter 13: Epilogue

 



 FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:  Introduction to Engineering Psychology and Human Performance

          Definitions

          Research Methods

          A model of Human Information Processing

          Pedagogy of book

 

Chapter 2:  Signal Detection, Information Theory and Absolute Judgment

          Overview

          Signal Detection Theory

          The ROV Curve

          Fuzzy Signal Detection Theory

          Vigilance

          Absolute Judgment

          Transition

          Supplement: Information Theory

 

Chapter 3:  Attention in perception and Display Space

          Overview

          Selective Visual Attention

          Parallel Processing and Divided Attention

          Attention in the Auditory Modality

          Transition

 

Chapter 4:  Spatial Displays

          Graphical Perception

          Dials, Meters, and Indicators: Display Compatibility

          The Third Dimension: Egomotion, Depth, and Distance

          Spatial Audio and Tactile Displays

          Transition

 

Chapter 5:  Spatial Cognition, Navigation and Manual Control

          Frames of Reference

          Applications to Map Design

          Environmental Design

          Information Visualization

          Visual Momentum

          Tracking, Travel and Continuous Manual Control

          Virtual Environments and Augmented Reality

          Transition

 

Chapter 6:  Language and Communications

           Overview

          The Perception of Print

          Applications of Unitization and Top-Down Processing

          Recognition of Objects

          Comprehension

          Multimedia Instructions

          Product Warnings

          Speech Perception

          Transition: Perception and Memory

 

Chapter 7:  Memory and Training

          Overview

          Working Memory

          Interference and Confusion

          Expertise and Memory

          Everyday Memory

          Situation Awareness

          Planning and Problem Solving

          Training

          Long Term Memory: Representation, Organization, and Retrieval

            Transition

 

Chapter 8:  Decision Making

          Introduction

          Classes and Features of Decision Making

          An Information Processing Model of Decision Making

          What is “Good” Decision Making

          Diagnosis and Situation Assessment in Decision Making

          Choice of Action

          Effort and Meta Cognition

          Experience & Expertise in Decision Making

          Improving Decision making

          Conclusion and Transition

 

Chapter 9:  Selection of Action

          Variables Influence Simple and Choice RT

          Variables Influencing Choice Reaction Time

          Stages in Response Time

          Serial Responses

          Errors

          Transition

 

Chapter 10: Attention, Time sharing and Workload

          Overview

          Effort and Resource Demand

          Multiplicity

          Executive Control, Switching and Resource Management

          Distracted Driving

          Task Similarity, Confusion and Crosstalk

          Individual Differences in Time Sharing

          Conclusion and Transition

 

Chapter 11: Mental Workload, Stress, and Individual Differences: Cognitive and Neuroergonomic Perspectives 

          Introduction

          The Neuroergonomic Approach

          Mental Workload

          Stress, Physiological Arousal, and Human Performance

          Individual Differences

          Conclusion and Transition

 

Chapter 12: Automation

           Introduction

          Examples and Purposes of Automation

          Automated-Related Incidents and Accidents

          Levels and Stages of Automation

          Automation Complexity

          Feedback on Automation States and Behaviors

          Trust in and Dependence on Automation

          Adaptive Automation

          Designing for Effective Human-Automation Interaction

          Conclusion

 

Chapter 13: Epilogue

          Subject Index

          Name Index

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