3rd Edition

Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics A Systems Approach

By Stephen J. Guastello Copyright 2023
    708 Pages 25 Color & 174 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    708 Pages 25 Color & 174 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    708 Pages 25 Color & 174 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This textbook comprehensively covers the basic principles and most recent advances regarding visual displays, auditory and tactile displays and controls; psychophysics; cognitive processes; human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and artificial life; stress and human performance; occupational accidents and prevention; human group dynamics and complex systems; and anthropometry, workspace and environmental design. The systems perspective emphasizes nonlinear dynamics for system performance changes and emergent behaviours of complex person-machine systems.

    This book-

    • Surveys principles of conventional and computer-based machine interaction.        
    • Assesses the relative effectiveness of accident analysis and prevention strategies.        
    • Highlights nonlinear dynamics for system performance changes.        
    • Examines artificial intelligence and complex systems.        
    • Investigates sources of cognitive workload and fatigue.        


    The textbook will be a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in diverse fields including ergonomics, human factors, cognitive science, computer science, operations management, and psychology. The textbook brings together core principles of person-machine interaction, accident analysis and prevention strategies, risk analysis and resilience, artificial intelligence, group dynamics, and nonlinear dynamics for an enhanced understanding of complex person-machine systems.


    Chapter 1
    Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics 

    Chapter 2
    Elements of Human Factors Analysis 
    Chapter 3
    Systems Change Over Time 
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Visual Displays 
    Chapter 6
    Auditory and Tactile Displays 

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8
    Psychomotor Skill and Controls  
    Chapter 9
    Anthropometry and Workspace Design 
    Chapter 10
    Stress, Fatigue, and Human Performance  
    Chapter 11
    Occupational Accidents and Prevention 

    Chapter 12
    Human-Computer Interaction 

    Chapter 13
    Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life 
    Chapter 14
    Complex Systems 
    Chapter 15
    Environmental Design 



    Stephen Guastello is presently working as a Professor at, Department of Psychology, Marquette University, USA. His research interests fall into several areas. The largest concerns nonlinear dynamics (chaos, complexity, and catastrophe theories, and related principles) and their applications to work motivation, work performance, and turnover, occupational safety and health, creativity, group and organizational behavior, and cognitive workload and fatigue. His other interests include the role of macroeconomics in organizational behavior, human-computer interface design, computer-based test interpretations, and expert systems, personality, and organizational behavior. He has taught courses including industrial psychology and organizational development, human factors engineering, theories of personality, general psychology, and chaos and complexity in Psychology. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences.