Ergonomics and Psychology: Developments in Theory and Practice

Olexiy Ya Chebykin, Gregory Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski

April 25, 2008 by CRC Press
Reference - 432 Pages - 56 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420067002 - CAT# 67001
Series: Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications

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Features

  • Presents recent developments in psychology and their practical applications through ergonomics
  • Explores a new approach to applied psychology and the study of human work derived from cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, and activity theory
  • Covers concepts such as cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, activity theory, and psycho-physiology
  • Demonstrates interdependence of basic approaches and their importance for applied studies
  • Focuses on the integration of different theoretical approaches and practices and illustrates how they can benefit from each other
  • Summary

    Written by leaders in their respective fields, Ergonomics and Psychology discusses recent advancements in psychology and addresses their applications in practice through ergonomics. The book describes the basic ideas that underpin the most successfully applied approaches in ergonomics, psychology, training, education, and more. It explores the mutual influences of cognitive, ecological, and activity theory approaches and demonstrates the effectiveness of these approaches in ergonomics and industrial/organizational psychology.