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Drawing on the work of experts from diverse branches of ergonomics and psychology. Ergonomics and psychology lay the foundation for studying human work using different approaches in psychology. It discusses recent advances in psychology and addresses their applications to 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.


  • 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.
  • Convers concepts such as cognitive psychology, activity theory, and psycho-physiology.
  • Demonstrates interdependence of basic approaches and their importance for applied studies.

One of the main questions of psychology is concerned with the relationship between different fields and schools of psychology and their influence on theoretical and applied studies. The aim of this book is to give the reader representative ideas of the most successfully applied basic approaches in psychology, ergonomics, education, training, etc. Such issues as interaction and mutual influences of the diverse schools of psychology on each other become particularly important during the globalization of the world economy and science. There is a fundamental need to understand what is positive and negative in different directions of psychology, and how we can overcome what is negative and utilize what is positive in our theoretical and applied studies.

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The cognitive approach has been a dominant one in the United States for a long time now. Fundamental theoretical data and multiple techniques adopted for the study of mental rather than manual work have been developed, and new theoretical concepts of learning and instruction have been suggested utilizing this approach. However, no one scientific approach can be considered as a perfect one and as an absolute truth in psychology. Every approach has its positive and negative aspects. This is also true for cognitive psychology. As a result, new approaches in psychology and an attempt to utilize them in practice have emerged in the United States and other countries. To these approaches, one can relate ecological psychology, situated cognition, action theory, activity theory, etc. Often, representatives of the new approaches start with overemphasizing negative aspects of other approaches and attempting to exaggerate the advantages of their own approach.

This negatively affects the objective analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of different directions in psychology and the possibilities of utilizing them in practice. Therefore, there is a need to integrate different directions in psychology to further their successful application.

The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate that different scientific approaches are tightly interconnected and their uniqueness is relative. Areas of psychology that can successfully accommodate the achievements of other directions and modify them can later be significantly developed and efficiently applied in practice.


The Contents of Ergonomics and Psychology Developments in Theory and Practice

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Editors
  • Contributors
  • Section I Work Psychology and Ergonomics
  • 1 Ecological Ergonomics
  • Marvin J. Dainoff
  • 2 Integrating Cognitive and Digital Human Models for
  • Virtual Product Design
  • Daniel W. Carruth and Vincent G. Duffy
  • 3 Time Study during Vocational Training
  • Gregory Z. Bedny and Waldemar Karwowski
  • 4 The Laws of Ergonomics Applied to Design and Testing of
  • Workstations
  • V.F. Venda, V.K. Kalin, and A.Y. Trofimov
  • 5 Day-to-Day Monitoring of an Operator’s Functional
  • State and Fitness-for-Work: A Psychophysiological and
  • Engineering Approach
  • Oleksandr Burov
  • Section II Modular Processes in Mind and Brain
  • 6 Identification of Mental Modules
  • Saul Sternberg
  • 7 Identification of Neural Modules
  • Saul Sternberg
  • vi Contents
  • Section III Psychophysiology of Work
  • 8 The New Interface of Brain, Mind, and Machine: Will the
  • Emergent Whole Be Greater than the Sum of the Parts
  • Chris Berka, Daniel J. Levendowski, Gene Davis, Vladimir T. Zivkovic,
  • Milenko M. Cvetinovic, and Richard E. Olmstead
  • 9 The Interaction of Sleep and Memory
  • Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen
  • 10 Attention, Selection for Action, Error Processing, and
  • Safety
  • Magdalena Fafrowicz and Tadeusz Marek
  • Section IV Activity Theory and Ecological
  • Psychology and Their Application
  • 11 Activity Theory: Comparative Analysis of Eastern and
  • Western Approaches
  • Waldemar Karwowski, Gregory Z. Bedny, and Olexiy Y. Chebykin
  • 12 Discourse in Activity
  • Harry Daniels
  • 13 Movements of the Cane Prior to Locomotion Judgments:
  • The Informer Fallacy and the Training Fallacy versus the
  • Role of Exploration
  • Gregory Burton and Jennifer Cyr
  • Section V Emotional Regulation of Activity and
  • Education
  • 14 Emotional Intelligence: A Novel Approach to
  • Operationalizing the Construct
  • E. L. Nosenko
  • 15 Emotional Regulation of the Learning Process
  • Olexiy Y. Chebykin and S.D. Maksymenko
  • 16 Emotional Resources of the Professional Trainer
  • G.V. Lozhkin
  • Section VI Personality
  • 17 Good Judgment: The Intersection of Intelligence and
  • Personality
  • Robert Hogan, Joyce Hogan, and Paul Barrett
  • 18 Relational Self in Action: Relationships and Behavior
  • Susan E. Cross and Kari A. Terzino
  • Index

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