Human Factors and Aviation Safety

1062 Words Feb 20th, 2018 4 Pages
Let’s say you landed safely and an investigation was done and determine that recent maintenance performed on that aircraft was done incorrectly. According to ….. 80 percent of maintenance mistakes involve human factors (HF) according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Human factors are comprised of many disciplines but I will discuss some of the elements of HF, involving Clinical psychology, Experimental psychology, Anthropometrics, Computer science, Cognitive science, Safety Engineering, Medical service, Organizational psychology, Educational psychology, and Industrial Engineering. Then I will finish off by discussing the kinds of errors, the “Dirty Dozen”.
There are several human factors that play important parts in aviation safety and we will discuss ten elements with a brief description of each. First, we will begin with clinical psychology, which includes the study and application of psychology for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development (cited). It focuses on the mental well-being of the person (cited). The element of experimental psychology involves the study of a variety of basic behavioral processes, often in a laboratory environment. These processes may include learning,…
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