Human Performance: Cognition, Stress, and Individual Differences

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Medical - 398 pages
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Human Performanceprovides the student and researcher with a comprehensive and accessible review of performance, in the real world and essential cognitive science theory.
Four main sections cover both theoretical and practical issues: Section One outlines the perspectives on performance offered by contemporary cognitive science, including information processing and neuroscience perspectives.
Section Two presents a multi-level view of the performer as biological organism, information-processor and intentional agent. It reviews the development of the cognitive theory of performance through experimental studies and also looks at practical issues such as human error.
Section Three reviews the impact of stress factors such as noise, fatigue and illness on performance. Section Four assesses individual and group differences in performance with accounts of ability, personality and aging.
 

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Contents

Introduction 1 3 2 Models for rapid response 47
1
Modelling the cognitive
21
Selective attention
67
Divided attention and workload
87
Vigilance and sustained attention
107
Skilled performance
125
Human error
141
Further reading
160
Further reading
206
Personality
265
performance
279
Ageing and human performance
287
Epilogue
311
References
317
Author Index
373
Subject Index
393

Noise and irrelevant speech
177
Thermal stress and other physical
193

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Gerald Mathews is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. D. Roy Davies is Reader in Experimental Psycholgy at Aston University. Stephen J. Westerman is a lecturer at the Psycholgy Institute at Aston university. Rob B. Stammers is the Professor of Occupational Psychology at Leicester University.

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