Chapter 37. Mathematical Models in Engineering Psychology: Optimizing Performance

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department4,5
  1. Donald L. Fisher Professor1,
  2. Richard Schweickert Professor of Psychological Sciences2 and
  3. Colin G. Drury UB Distinguished Professor and Chair3

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch37

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Fisher, D. L., Schweickert, R. and Drury, C. G. (2006) Mathematical Models in Engineering Psychology: Optimizing Performance, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch37

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 5

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marston Hall, 130 Natural Resources Road, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo: State University of New York, 438 Bell Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • task analysis and activity network models;
  • visual and memory search;
  • psychomotor processes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Mathematical Models

  • Visual and Memory Search

  • Vigilance

  • Inspection

  • Dual Tasks

  • Psychomotor Processes

  • Training, Education, and Instructional Systems

  • Warnings

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References