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dc.contributor.convenorWright State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.editorMichael Vidulich & Pamela Tsangen_US
dc.description.abstractThe inherent reliability of the modern aircraft means pilots rarely experience actual emergencies, or novel, unexpected events. When events do occur, increased arousal levels may have pathological effects on pilots' abilities to deal optimally with the situation, leading to increased likelihood of undesired aircraft states. Amygdala based appraisals of unexpected events may cause over-arousal through lack of expectation, lack of previous experience of such events (either directly or vicariously), and through poor individual perceptions of the ability to handle such events. Routine discussion of novel or emergency events widens pilots' event knowledge database and raises expectation of event occurrence. Individual perception of efficacy in such events is heightened through increased and more readily accessible knowledge, allowing more positive appraisals, which reduces arousal level and improves performance. A pilot study using scenario based discussion at a New Zealand Airline showed very positive perceptions of utility and efficacy and will be discussed.en_US
dc.publisherWright Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationWright State University, Dayton,Ohio USAen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.titleWhat Would You Do If ... ? Reducing Pathological Stress Effects and Increasing Pilot Performanceen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
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gro.griffith.authorMartin, Wayne

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