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Human Factors

Human Factors is a discipline of study that deals with psychology of human-machine interaction. Human Factors deals with the psychological, social, physical, biological and safety characteristics of a user and the system the user is in.
It is sometimes used synonymously with ergonomics, but ergonomics is actually a subset of Human Factors, and sometimes known as Engineering, Human Factors Engineering
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  American Evaluation Association - International professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation.  3/5
Award Bad Human Factors Design  - A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles.  By Michael J. Darnell.  4/5
  Computers and Visual Discomfort - Computers and Visual Discomfort Blurred vision/ difficulty focusing 45 - 50% Double vision 5 -10% Sore eyes 40 - 65% Burning, tearing, itching eyes 55 - 60% Disturbing screen reflections 40% Disturbing contrasts in the visual field 40% - A Slide Show.  3/5
  Cornells Human Factors & Ergonomics Programme - Ergo presents information from Ergonomics  research studies and class work by students and faculty in  the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG), directed by Professor Alan Hedge,  in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. We focus on ways to improve usability, comfort, performance and health, through the better ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces.  4/5
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Emotional Intellegence in the Workplace - Cutting edge research and information related to emotional intelligence in the workplace. Visitors can download the latest research findings, learn of training opportunities, and access reference.  4/5
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Ergonomics - UK - The forum for ergonomists and human factors specialists.     4/5
  ErgoWeb - Professional ergonomic solutions, resource centre and software. 3/5
  Group Analytic Society - UK  3/5
  Hawthorne Effect - The Web Dictionary of Cybernetic Systems - Initial improvement in a process of production caused by the obtrusive observation of that process.  5/5
  Job Enlargement and Job Enrichment. Factoring in Herzberg's Two Factor Theory of Motivation 4/5
  Job Insecurity and Work Intensification - The effects of job insecurity Health and well-being The survey confirmed a significant correlation between job insecurity and 'poor general health'.  3/5
  Job insecurity, intensification of work damage British workers - The root cause of job insecurity and work intensification lies with the ... Individuals" explains: "The long-term effects of stress on one's health. An Article.  3/5
  Stress UK - For all those interested in personal and occupational stress management. 4/5
  The Psychology of Industrial Safety - This web site is dedicated to behavioural safety and contains overview articles and text, trade journal articles and case studies. It also introduces the 'TALK' Safety Programme and associated products. 3/5
  The UK Forum for Organisational Health - This is the new UKFOH website. It contains a brief introduction to the aims of the Forum, details of planned and recent events and membership arrangements. It also includes links to websites that members and guests may find useful. 3/5
   
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Human Factors is a discipline of study that deals with psychology of human-machine interaction. Human Factors deals with the psychological, social, physical, biological and safety characteristics of a user and the system the user is in.
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Recommended Books - Industrial & Organisational Psychology & Human Factors
Organizational psychology Industrial psychology Human factors
Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design [Paperback]
The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error [Paperback]
Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics [Hardcover]
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