Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
July 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 360 Pages - 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138606722 - CAT# K388649
Series: Human Activity
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This book presents new data in Applied Activity Theory (AAT) and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory (SSAT), that can be used in the study of human performance. The SSAT is the high-level generality theory that offers standardized principles of the analyses of human activity. These principles can be utilized in theoretical and applied studies. This multi-contributed book offers a selection of works that will provide a holistic picture of the field. The new data can be utilized for the study of extremely complex human-machine and human-computer interaction systems, and for evaluation of efficiency, complexity, and reliability of such systems at the design stage.
Section 1: Analysis of Activity as a Structurally Organized and Self-Regulative System and Methods of its Study. 1. Applied and Systemic-Structural Activity Theories. 2. Analysis of Variable Tasks with Probabilistic Structure and Reliability of Performance. 3. Modeling and Automated Support of Goal-Directed Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty. 4. Self-Regulation Models of Perceptual Process and Memory. 5. Systemic Approach to Operators’ Performance and Railroad Safety. Section 2:. Efficiency of Performance and Quantitative Methods. 6. Factor of Significance and its Measurement. 7. Mental Workload vs Human Capacity Factor: a Way to Quantify Human Performance. 8. Study of Production Process in Building Construction Industry Using Technological Units of Analysis. 9. Heart Rate as an Indicator of Physiological Strains. Section 3: Management and Education. 10. A Systemic Approach to the Study of Psychological Factors in Management. 11. Role of Information and Communication Technology in Students’ Knowledge and Skill Development. 12. The Systemic-Structural Activity Theory Paradigm as a Method of Designing Efficient Human Performance.