Aviation Psychology – Definition

Aviation Psychology is concerned with behavior, action, cognitive and emotional processes of humans in the environment of complex systems in aviation and space, including cross-cultural, inter- and intraindividual differences.
Aviation Psychology develops and applies empirically based methods and tools from scientific psychology especially the applied areas of work-, organisational-, personnel-, diagnostic-, health- and clinical psychology. Aviation Psychologists take the responsibility for the psychological part in:
– selection, training and licencing
– optimisation of working conditions and system development
– reduction of safety risks
– accident and incident investigation
– crisis intervention and clinical psychological intervention
– capacity and workload management
– quality of team work and team resources
The interdisciplinary work of Aviation Psychologists follows international ethical standards of psychologists.
(Kallus, Hoffmann et al., 2004)

Aviation Psychology is concerned with behavior, action, cognitive and emotional processes of humans in the environment of complex systems in aviation and space, including cross-cultural, inter- and intraindividual differences.

Aviation Psychology develops and applies empirically based methods and tools from scientific psychology especially the applied areas of work-, organisational-, personnel-, diagnostic-, health- and clinical psychology. Aviation Psychologists take the responsibility for the psychological part in:

– selection, training and licencing

– optimisation of working conditions and system development

– reduction of safety risks

– accident and incident investigation

– crisis intervention and clinical psychological intervention

– capacity and workload management

– quality of team work and team resources

The interdisciplinary work of Aviation Psychologists follows international ethical standards of psychologists.

(Kallus, Hoffmann et al., 2004)

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