Chapter 9. Human Error: Trick or Treat?

  1. Francis T. Durso2,
  2. Raymond S. Nickerson Associate Editor3,
  3. Susan T. Dumais Associate Editor4,
  4. Stephan Lewandowsky Associate Editor5 and
  5. Timothy J. Perfect Associate Editor6
  1. Erik Hollnagel

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713181.ch9

Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition

Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hollnagel, E. (2007) Human Error: Trick or Treat?, in Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition (eds F. T. Durso, R. S. Nickerson, S. T. Dumais, S. Lewandowsky and T. J. Perfect), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713181.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Texas Tech University, USA

  2. 3

    Tufts University, USA

  3. 4

    Microsoft Corporation, USA

  4. 5

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  5. 6

    University of Plymouth, UK

Author Information

  1. école des Mines de Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015346

Online ISBN: 9780470713181

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Keywords:

  • human error;
  • engineering design;
  • industrial safety management;
  • psychology;
  • control theory

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Pedigree of “Human Error”

  • The Meaning of Error

  • The Pragmatics of Error

  • The Consequences of a Realistic Appraisal of “human Error”

  • References