Upon course completion the student will be able to:
1. Develop a model of the inter-disciplinary nature of Aviation/Aerospace Psychology and its various fields of practice.
2. Evaluate the role of organizational factors on aircrew operations, operational effectiveness, and flight safety.
3. Analyze the impact of individual behavior, such as alcohol consumption, on human performance and flight safety.
4. Assess human error from a systems perspective identifying potential latent causes and prevention strategies.
5. Describe how behavioral analysis is used to assess appropriate learning theories in aviation/aerospace applications.
6. Using human factors engineering principles, analyze how crew station design can impact system function, human performance, and flight/ground safety.
7. Analyze cognitive information processing as it relates to aeronautical decision making, and its impact in determining mental workload, stress level, and situational awareness.
8. Evaluate the effects of advanced automation, crew resource management, and simulation training on aircrew performance.
9. Summarize the history and current status of aircrew selection methods and procedures and their relationship to the research on pertinent knowledge, skills and abilities.
10. Formulate a method for evaluating aviation/aerospace psychology based on current trends in organizations, technology, and personnel.