Human Performance and Ergonomics

Perceptual and Cognitive Principles

Edited By

  • Peter Hancock, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.


Book information

  • Published: April 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-322735-5


"Hancock's wizardly perspective in the preface whets the reader's anticipation of what follows as he weaves a technical tale covering the broad taperstry of human performance. Most chapters are written with overwhelming depth and yet are easy to understand. Although Hancock's volume is not set up as a handbook per se, anyone in or aspiring to the human factors/ergonomics discipline needs to read this book. HF/E practitioners will no doubt find themselves mercilessly marketing their copies of this text for repeated review and reinforcement. Many topics I thought I had mastered earlier are now, through these provocative chapters, being rethought more deeply and in new ways - the hallmark of a very stimulating book we should all buy once, read twice, and keep handy always." --ERGONOMICS IN DESIGN "I found each independent chapter of the book to be invaluable in terms of providing the reader with an in-depth appreciation of the issues being considered within that specific section... I believe that this book would offer a detailed and practical account of current thinking on human performance in varied applications." --ERGONOMICS ABSTRACTS (Volume 33, Number 4, 2001)

Table of Contents

Contributors.Preface.R.S. Nickerson, Engineering Psychology and Ergonomics.A. Kirlik and A.M. Bisantz, Cognition in Human-Machine Systems: Experiential and Environmental Aspects of Adaptation.S. Namba and S. Kuwano, Human Engineering for Quality of Life.G. Klein, Applied Decision Making.J.M. Flach, Beyond Error: The Language of Coordination and Stability.H. Levitt, Communication Aids for People with Hearing Loss.D.W. Massaro, M.M. Cohen, S. Daniel, and R.A. Cole, Developing and Evaluating Conversational Agents.C.D. Wickens, Aerospace Psychology.J.A. Groeger, Expectancy and Control: Perceptual and Cognitive Aspects of the Driving Task. M.J. Dainoff, L.S. Mark, and D.L. Gardner, Scaling Problems in the Design of Work Spaces for Human Use.M. Chignell, P.A. Hancock, and H. Takeshita, Human-Computer Interaction: The Psychology of Augmented Human Behavior.C.R. Paris, E. Salas, and J.A. Cannon-Bowers, Human Performance in Multi-Operator Systems.Index.