Stress, Workload, and Fatigue

Stress, Workload, and Fatigue

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The purpose of this volume is to seek out, describe, and explain the shared commonalities of stress, fatigue, and workload. To understand and predict human performance response, we have to reach beyond the sterile, information-processing models to incorporate the emotive, affective, or more generally, energetic aspects of cognition. These facets of behavior surface most readily when the individual acts under stress, is faced by significant cognitive workload, or is in the grip of fatigue. However, energetic characteristics are pervasive and exert a vital and ubiquitous influence, even when they are not obviously in play as in extreme circumstances. Indeed, one cannot hope to understand behavior without their inclusion and integration into models and theories. This text addresses such theoretical questions as one of its main thrusts. However, in addition to the drive for scientific understanding, there are requirements in our progressively more utilitarian society which generate the need for a more fundamental understanding of this particular topic.


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The Human Factors in Transportation series is intended as a forum for researchers and engineers in human factors, ergonomics, transportation engineering, experimental psychology, cognitive science, sociology, and safety engineering. In this volume, each of the three sections focusing on the components of stress, mental workload, and fatigue includes both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics covered in 35 chapters include: stress and teams; stress in ambulance staff and among women police officers; safety effects from in-vehicle information systems; stress, workload, and boredom during tasks requiring vigilance; commercial driver fatigue; and examining work schedules for fatigue. Most chapters focus on the use of surface vehicles; a few are concerned with aviation and maritime systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The purpose of this volume is to seek out, describe, and explain the shared commonalities of stress, fatigue, and workload. To understand and predict human performance response, we have to reach beyond the sterile, information-processing models to incorporate the emotive, affective, or more generally, energetic aspects of cognition. These facets of behavior surface most readily when the individual acts under stress, is faced by significant cognitive workload, or is in the grip of fatigue. However, energetic characteristics are pervasive and exert a vital and ubiquitous influence, even when they are not obviously in play as in extreme circumstances. Indeed, one cannot hope to understand behavior without their inclusion and integration into models and theories. This text addresses such theoretical questions as one of its main thrusts. However, in addition to the drive for scientific understanding, there are requirements in our progressively more utilitarian society which generate the need for a more fundamental understanding of this particular topic.


Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000
ISBN: 9780585367354
0585367353
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 682 p.) : ill

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