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Human Factors in Hazardous Situations : Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 28 and 29 June 1989 - D. E. Broadbent

Human Factors in Hazardous Situations

Proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 28 and 29 June 1989

By: D. E. Broadbent (Editor), A. Baddeley (Editor), J. Reason (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th July 1990
ISBN: 9780198521914
Number Of Pages: 154

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Human performance is a key factor in the operation of many systems: for example, in nuclear power installations and in transport. The topics discussed in this volume are of both theoretical and practical importance. The contributions were presented and discussed at a Royal Society meeting in June 1989 and will also appear in the Society's Philosophical Transactions Series B in 1990. Together they provide a survey of areas in which research of special significance is being done. This volume will be of interest to psychologists in universities and in industry and to others concerned with practical aspects of environmental risk, work design and complex human-machine operations.

'Broadbent reports that the way in which knowledge is probed determines the value of the response. His discussion of the interaction between task domains and methods for assessing expertise is worthwhile reading for any knowledge engineer.' S. Schuartz, University of Queensland, Knowledge Engineering Review, Volume 6, Issue 1 'the editors have managed to assemble a very impressive group of cognitive psychologists and produced a good and useful collection of articles' Michael Frese, The Psychologist, August 1991 `...it is useful and instructive to have such material on an important topic in this form.' Cambridge University Press

Human Error and the Problem of Causality in the Analysis of Accidents
The Logic of Failure
The Contribution of Latent Human Failures to the Breakdown of Complex Systems
Auditory Warning Sounds in the Work Environment
Effective Decisions and Their Verbal Justification
Human Error on the Flight Deck
Medication and Skilled Work
Respiratory Virus Infections and Performance
Sustained Performance and Some Effects on the Design and Operation of Complex Systems
Circadian Performance Rhythms: Some Practical and Theoretical Implications
Automating Assistance for Safety Critical Decisions
Temporal Decision Making in Complex Environments
A Lattice Theory Approach to the Structure of Mental Models
The "Problem" with Automation: Inappropriate Feedback and Interaction; Not "Over-Automation"
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ISBN: 9780198521914
ISBN-10: 019852191X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 12th July 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 20.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.71