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Anxiety at 35,000 Feet : An Introduction to Clinical Aerospace Psychology - Dr Robert Bor

Anxiety at 35,000 Feet

An Introduction to Clinical Aerospace Psychology

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Published: 31st December 2004
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Fear of flying is a perennial problem among both passengers and airline crews and recent terrorist attacks have heightened the levels of anxiety when boarding a plane. In this volume, one of Britain's leading aviation psychologists, Robert Bor, examines passenger behaviour when faced with anxiety towards flying; the mental health of pilots; and the possible treatments for people suffering from fear of flying. The main aim of Anxiety at 35,000 Feet is to introduce basic concepts of clinical aviation psychology, with a primary emphasis on psychotherapeutic and clinical psychological issues.

"It is reasonable to assume that every psychotherapeutic encounter has become affected by recent world events in a number of different ways. For many people, the terrorist attacks have aroused previously palpable feelings of insecurity and unsafety that might have emerged in therapeutic work in other ways." -- Robert Bor, from the Introduction

'The book covers comprehensively the mental health and psychology of pilots, including the psychological requirements for certification, environmental challenges, psychological problems among air crew, the effects of disruption to personal relationships, alcohol and drug misuse, pilot reactions to incidents and accidents, and the more recent and horrific topic of pilot suicide and terrorism by aircraft. Passenger behaviour receives no less comprehensive and excellent a discussion, covering topics including jet lag, fear of flying, air rage and behaviour during flight, the relationship between passengers and crew, and the often neglected impact on relationships of frequent travel.'This is a highly recommended, timely, and valuable contribution to travel health and medicine and essential reading for travel medicine physicians, psychologists, nurses, and specialists in occupational health.'- Jane N. Zuckerman from the Foreword

Series Forewordp. vii
About the Authorsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Towards the development of clinical aerospace psychologyp. 1
Understanding passenger behaviourp. 7
The mental health of pilotsp. 39
The psychodynamics of travel phobia: a contribution to clinical aerospace psychologyp. 65
Clinical aerospace psychology in the future: a dialoguep. 71
Referencesp. 95
Indexp. 103
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ISBN: 9781855759657
ISBN-10: 1855759659
Series: The Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 31st December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2