8. Mental Workload and Situation Awareness

  1. Gavriel Salvendy3,4
  1. Michael A. Vidulich1 and
  2. Pamela S. Tsang2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch8

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Vidulich, M. A. and Tsang, P. S. (2012) Mental Workload and Situation Awareness, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Warfighter Interface Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350

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Keywords:

  • mental workload and situation awareness;
  • memory, situation awareness;
  • mental workload metrics;
  • situation awareness;
  • adaptive automation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Mental Workload and Situation Awareness

  • Metrics of Mental Workload and Situation Awareness

  • Design for Mental Workload and Situation Awareness: Integrated Approach to Optimizing System Performance

  • Conclusions

  • References