Human Performance: Cognition, Stress and Individual Differences

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Human Performance provides 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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1 Introduction
1
2 Modelling the cognitive architecture
21
3 Key subsystems of the cognitive architecture
45
4 Selective attention
67
5 Divided attention and workload
87
6 Vigilance and sustained attention
107
7 Skilled performance
125
8 Human error
141
12 Fatigue and the energetics of performance
207
Health diet and drugs
225
14 Individual differences in ability and performance
241
Personality and mood
265
16 Ageing and human performance
287
Epilogue
311
References
317
Author Index
373

An introduction
161
10 Noise and irrelevant speech
177
11 Thermal stress and other physical stressors
193

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Über den Autor (2013)

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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