Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Develop competence in independently reading, critiquing, and interpreting research studies and findings.
2. Demonstrate a comprehensive view of aviation psychology at the conclusion of the course.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of aviation psychologist in the general field of human factors.
4. Know how the physiological senses are affected in flight and what an aviation psychologist does to educate aviators to counter these affects.
5. Categorize and give an example of how human factors concepts apply to the aerospace industry.
6. Apply previously learned principles and theories from Introduction to Psychology.
7. Demonstrate the ability to defend a critical position in the domain of aviation psychology.
8. Be able to describe the general research areas in aviation psychology and the issues related to each area.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the methodological problems and pitfalls in aviation psychology. ?10. Demonstrate an understanding and capability to use numerous tools within the field (ie. Subjective Workload Assessment Technique, task analyses’ techniques, scale development protocols).
11. Understand the role of the Aviation Psychologist in accident investigation work and aviation safety.
12. Explain how an education psychologist would evaluate aviation training programs to ensure they are effective and free of prejudice and bias.