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Author Bedny, Gregory Z.

Title A systemic-structural theory of activity : applications to human performance and work design / Gregory Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski
Published Boca Raton : CRC Taylor & Francis, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (526 pages) : illustrations
Contents Activity-oriented approaches in psychology -- Systemic-structural theory of activity and design -- Time study and design -- Complexity of task performance -- Foundation of functional analysis of activity -- Functional analysis of orienting activity -- Study of personality in activity theory
Summary Discusses general activity theory (AT) and introduces systematic structural activity theory (SSAT) and its applications to the study of human work. Contains multiple practical examples of systemic-structural theory of activity analyses, including a study of production operations in the manufacturing environment, system safety evaluation, work improvement, equipment design, and robot system performance. Provides examples of the design of human/computer interaction tasks, training, efficiency, work motivation, fatigue, personality, and individual style of performance.--ERGONOMICSnetBASE description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-511) and indexes
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Subject Psychological Theory
Work -- psychology
Cognitive Science
Human Engineering
Human engineering
Work -- Psychological aspects
Human engineering.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
Work -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Karwowski, Waldemar, 1953-
ISBN 1420009745