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Aeromedical psychology by Carrie H. Kennedy

By Carrie H. Kennedy

Aeromedical psychology is that department of psychology concerning the evaluate, choice and assessment of aviation team of workers. This e-book, Aeromedical Psychology, is designed to supply the capacity for quite a few clinicians to hold out sound evaluate and choice methods, practice educated reviews and make next techniques concerning flight prestige and therapy techniques geared to the aviation setting. To facilitate a dynamic realizing of the sphere, the e-book emphasizes an integration of functions and thought, case examples and learn. The publication is split into 3 elements. the 1st offers evaluation and choice tactics for aviation body of workers (i.e. air site visitors controllers, flight officials and pilots) and astronauts and the various ways that either psychologists and psychiatrists are enthusiastic about those roles. within the moment half, the waiver criteria placed forth by means of either the FAA and a number of the branches of the army are provided, in addition to the waiver determination approach. medical matters targeted to aviation - particularly worry of flying, motivation to fly and airsickness - are addressed, in addition to attainable classes of intervention, remedy and disposition. within the ultimate half, extra really expert concerns concerning aeromedical psychology are handled, specifically the psychopharmacological examine and rules appropriate to leisure pilots and aviation team of workers, dealing with the aftermath of aviation mishaps and the psychologist's position in coincidence investigations

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This culminated in 1956 with the establishment of the Western European Association for Aviation Psychology, which dropped the term 舠Western舡 at the end of the Cold War (Alsina 2006). Following WWII, there was a growing realization that the aviation environment presented a number of unique stressors. Age of pilots was considered as a factor for the first time in the 1950s. In 1953, approximately 1 percent of all civilian pilots in the US were age 60 or older (McFarland 1956). Research and concerns related to decreased performance in such areas as age-related effects in memory and altitude, hearing problems, and visual decline, especially as related to night vision, culminated in the 舠Age 60舡 rule in 1959.

In Germany, use of psychological testing was widespread within the military beginning in 1927 (Fitts 1946). All officer candidates were subjected to psychological examination and this soon spread to military specialties. The Air Forces (Luftwaffe) branched off in 1939 and with it grew a specialized, though not standardized, psychological selection program. Eventually, 150 individuals were employed as psychologists within recruiting centers and regimental testing centers. Psychological examinations took between one to three days depending on the aviation specialty (pilots and navigators being the most time intensive) and the phase of the war.

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