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Aviation Psychology

  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com Aviation Psychology
  2. 2. www.helpingpsychology.com Aviation Psychology is a branch of psychology that specifically focuses on pilots, flight crews, and air traffic controllers. Aviation Psychologists are highly trained to assist the aviation industry with its inherent set of problems. http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/cheklapkok_new/images/3_large08_10.jpg
  3. 3. www.helpingpsychology.com It is an invaluable tool in the evaluation of potential employees, the promotion of the smooth operation and interaction between the various work areas in aviation; the proper balance between automation and human involvement, and the maintenance of emotionally, mentally, healthy pilots, flight crews, and air traffic controllers. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rW-OJ48AJBU/SwVLe7UL8cI/AAAAAAAAMog/Heo_-1W4JkM/s1600/air-traffic-controllers.jpg http://www.cjac.org/blog/Airplane.jpg
  4. 4. www.helpingpsychology.com Assessment centers are evaluation procedures within the aviation industry; these centers focus on several perspectives simultaneously. Many assessment centers use a wide range of diagnostic tools, which include psychometric intelligence tests. These evaluations cover cognitive skills, cooperation behaviors, conflict resolution, and personality.
  5. 5. www.helpingpsychology.com Qualified Aviation Psychologists must implement these diagnostic and assessment tools and programs to help with the selection and training of potential employees, with respect to their adaptability, capability, and readiness for stressful careers in the aviation industry. http://www.learning-to-fly.com/images/Zenith-Zodiac-CH-650.jpg
  6. 6. www.helpingpsychology.com Another important goal is to develop and promote high interpersonal competence between all the members of the aviation industry. It is vitally important for colleagues as well as employers to possess the necessary skills for effective communication, cooperation, as well as conflict resolution techniques. For years, the aviation industry has relied only on (CRM), which provides limited results. http://www.watcheshead.com/wp-content/gallery/41/new-iwc-pilots-watch-chrono-automatic-edition-top-gun.jpg
  7. 7. www.helpingpsychology.com Aviation Psychologists provide a beneficial component for ensuring that different personalities harmonize and have a positive effect on performance. To optimize “the team behavior” will result in economic benefits for the company, higher job satisfaction, as well as a significant improvement in flight safety; today, this is largely due to the knowledge and skills of Aviation Psychologists, who blend traditional tools with new techniques for the benefit of everyone associated with aviation.
  8. 8. www.helpingpsychology.com The expected eradication of human error due to the infusion of automation in the workplace has not proven to be consistent or reliable. This results in “coordination breakdowns” between man and machine. Technology-centered automation ignores the impact of automation on the operator, who is simply not taken into account. http://www.bredow-web.de/Berlin_Tegel/Boeing_737-800/737-Cockpit/737_flight_deck.JPG
  9. 9. www.helpingpsychology.com Technology-centered automation ignores the impact of automation on the operator, who is simply not taken into account. The operators’ competence levels decrease due to a significant drop in motivation. http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acimages/aa5_coffey.jpg http://www.revistaaerea.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/americanaviation_avidyne_kingair_4ql.jpg http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/nevada/las-vegas/images/american-airlines-las.jpg
  10. 10. www.helpingpsychology.com Differential job analysis helps the Aviation Psychologist to resolve these issues. This unfamiliar branch of Psychology incorporates a system for improving the selection, training, and performance of all aviation personnel. http://www.aviation-images.com/user/zooms/118/451nw/aviation-images.com21079968wm.jpg?d=1179938582
  11. 11. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By

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