By Carrie H. Kennedy
Aeromedical psychology is that department of psychology touching on the evaluation, choice and overview of aviation team of workers. This e-book, Aeromedical Psychology, is designed to supply the ability for various clinicians to hold out sound evaluate and choice methods, practice trained reviews and make next options concerning flight prestige and remedy thoughts geared to the aviation atmosphere. To facilitate a dynamic realizing of the sector, the publication emphasizes an integration of functions and idea, case examples and study. The ebook is split into 3 components. the 1st provides evaluate and choice strategies for aviation group of workers (i.e. air site visitors controllers, flight officials and pilots) and astronauts and the various ways that either psychologists and psychiatrists are fascinated about those roles. within the moment half, the waiver criteria placed forth by way of either the FAA and a number of the branches of the army are offered, in addition to the waiver determination approach. medical matters detailed to aviation - significantly worry of flying, motivation to fly and airsickness - are addressed, in addition to attainable classes of intervention, therapy and disposition. within the ultimate half, extra really expert matters touching on aeromedical psychology are handled, particularly the psychopharmacological learn and rules acceptable to leisure pilots and aviation body of workers, coping with the aftermath of aviation mishaps and the psychologist's position in coincidence investigations
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Our knowledge and our methods are of importance to the military service of our country, and it is our duty to cooperate to the fullest extent and immediately toward the increased efficiency of our Army and Navy舡 (Yerkes 1918). As a result, a psychology committee was organized at the request of the National Research Council (NRC) and a number of subcommittees were formed to address specific areas. Recognizing a gap in existing knowledge of non-physical variables correlated with success as an aviator, the Committee on Psychological Problems in Aviation devoted their efforts to the selection and development of mental and physiological tests designed to predict aptitude for flying.
Therefore, as outlined by King (1999), it is ultimately the integration of clinical psychology training and a detailed understanding of the aviation environment, supported by decades of international research, which provides aeromedical psychologists with the unique capabilities to enhance performance and improve safety in the aviation community. The following chapters will provide the reader with a synopsis of the primary roles of aeromedical psychologists and the building blocks needed to conduct specialty evaluations.
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