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Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems, Third Edition / Edition 3

Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Robert W. Proctor, Trisha Van Zandt
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Recently, there have been a number of advances in technology, including in mobile devices, globalization of companies, display technologies and healthcare, all of which require significant input and evaluation from human factors specialists. Accordingly, this textbook has been completely updated, with some chapters folded into other chapters and new chapters added where needed. The text continues to fill the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between the conceptual and empirical foundations of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482229561
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 698
Sales rank: 1,138,516
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert W. Proctor is a distinguished professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and recipient of the Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental/Engineering Psychology from Division 21 of the American Psychological Association in 2013. He is co-author of Stimulus-Response Compatibility: Data, Theory and Application, Skill Acquisition & Training, and co-editor of Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design.

Trisha Van Zandt is a professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, of which she was President in 2006-2007, and the American Statistical Association. She has received multiple research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 1997. She is co-author of review chapters "Designs for and Analyses of Response Time Experiments" in the Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods and "Mathematical Psychology" in the APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition

Preface to Second Edition



Chapter 1

Chapter 2 Research Methods in Human Factors

Chapter 3 Reliability and Human Error in Systems

Chapter 4 Human Information Processing

Part II Perceptual Factors and Their Applications

Chapter 5 Visual Perception

Chapter 6 Perception of Objects in the World

Chapter 7 Hearing, Proprioception, and the Chemical Senses

Chapter 8 The Display of Visual, Auditory, and Tactual Information

Part III Cognitive Factors and Their Applications

Chapter 9 Attention and the Assessment of Mental Workload

Chapter 10 Retention and Comprehension of Information

Chapter 11 Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Chapter 12 Experts and Expert Systems

Part IV Action Factors and Their Applications

Chapter 13 Response Selection and Principles of Compatibility

Chapter 14 Control of Movement and Learning of Motor Skill

Chapter 15 Controls and Controlling Actions

Part V Environmental Factors and Their Applications

Chapter 16 Anthropometrics and Workspace Design

Chapter 17 Environmental Ergonomics

Chapter 18 Human Resource Management and Macroergonomics

Chapter 19 The Practice of Human Factors

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III



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