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Dyads and triads at 35,000 feet - Factors affecting group process and aircrew performanceThe task of flying a multipilot transport aircraft is a classic small-group performance situation where a number of social, organizational, and personality factors are relevant to important outcome variables such as safety. The aviation community is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of these factors but is hampered in its efforts to improve the system because of research psychology's problems in defining the nature of the group process. This article identifies some of the problem areas as well as methods used to address these issues. It is argued that high fidelity flight simulators provide an environment that offers unique opportunities for work meeting both basic and applied research criteria.
Document ID
19850039699
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Foushee, H. C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: American Psychologist
Volume: 39
ISSN: 0003-066X
Subject Category
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other