Aviation Psychology and Human Factors, Second Edition

Monica Martinussen, David R. Hunter

June 23, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 348 Pages
ISBN 9781498757522 - CAT# K27573

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  • Comprehensive text on all major areas in aviation psychology
  • Provides an updated review of research in the areas
  • Presents a valuable resource for both practitioners and researchers
  • Portrays a clear focus on the education of aviation professionals on how psychology may be applied to their field
  • Explains how psychological knowledge is key to improving aviation safety and efficiency


This book covers the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations and problems of aviation. It offers an overview of the role psychology plays in aviation, system design, selection and training of pilots, characteristics of pilots, safety, and passenger behavior. It covers concepts of psychological research and data analysis and shows how these tools are used in the development of new psychological knowledge. The new edition offers material on physiological effects on pilot performance, a new chapter on aviation physiology, more material on fatigue, safety culture, mental health and safety, as well as practical examples and exercises after each chapter.