This collection of chapters on the latest methods and tools for applied research in aviation psychology guides the diverse range of professionals working within aviation on how to adapt flexibly to the continuously evolving requirements of the aeronautical landscape. Experts from the industry and academia explore selected applications, ranging from aviation system engineering to bridging the gap between research and industrialization, safety culture, training and examination. Psychological tools are explored, including designing biocybernetic adaptive systems, predictive automation, and support for designing the human role in future human–machine teaming concepts. Special chapters are dedicated to spatial disorientation, reactivity, stress, eye-tracking, electrodermal and cardiac assessment under the influence of G forces.
This is essential reading for aviation psychologists, human factors practitioners, engineers, designers, operational specialists, students and researchers in academia, industry, and government. The practitioners and researchers working in other safety critical domains (e.g., medicine, automotive) will also find the handbook valuable.
Praise for the book
"Methods in a broad sense are essential to both research and practice. This book offers a comprehensive overview essential to everyone in aviation and is an excellent tool box for both practitioners and researchers in aviation. Its comprehensive and future-oriented outlook on methods and techniques in aviation make it a unique contribution to the field of aviation psychology – a must for both researchers and practitioners."
Professor Monica Martinussen, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University, Tromsø, Norway
"This book takes a practitioner’s approach to aviation psychology and provides an excellent, concisely written overview on important techniques and methods, including the current state of the art regarding the most frequently used psychophysiological measurements. All chapters are supplemented by a wealth of references for further reading. I particularly liked Eric Groen’s brilliant overview on Spatial Disorientation Research, and obtained several interesting new insights on the biophysiology underlying stress and stress recovery from the chapter written by Thomas and Christiane Uhlig. I am convinced that much of the material presented in this book is also highly relevant for people working in other fields of applied psychology, such as the automotive industry."
Christoph Vernaleken, DEng, Expert Human Factors Engineering, Airbus Defense & Space GmbH, Manching, Germany
“The book highlights the critical role of aviation psychology research in ensuring our advances in technology anticipate human factors issues and fully integrate a human factors perspective into new technologies across all aspects of aviation, from the flight deck to air traffic control, engineering, maintenance and beyond. The real strength of this book is the focus on bringing together aviation psychology with physiology. With chapters dedicated to the objective measurement of human performance including eye-tracking, cardiac, and other forms of physiological monitoring the book sets out an agenda for future research with an integrated and holistic perspective of contemporary human factors.”
Matthew J.W. Thomas, Westwood-Thomas Associates and Central Queensland University, Australia