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All Too Human
Understanding and Improving our Relationships with Technology

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  • Publication planned for: February 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009012546

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  • Why do people fear air travel, but text while driving? How were the travesties at the Abu Ghraib prison like a nuclear meltdown? What is the best way to throw a rocket at a robot? These are just a few questions addressed by the field of human factors psychology. These scientists use knowledge of how people think and why they act to improve the design of our world. In All Too Human, Dr. Anne McLaughlin introduces the field with vivid and topical stories that hinge on cognitive processes such as attention, memory, and decision-making. From the COVID-19 pandemic, to abandoned SCUBA divers, conspiracy theories, and the travails of online dating, McLaughlin draws on a century of research into the human mind to explain our past and predict our future.

    • Introduces human factors psychology: a rarely covered, but important area of res
    • Uses real-world narratives and case studies to illustrate difficult concepts
    • Aimed at general readers and psychology students
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    • Publication planned for: February 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009012546
    • length: 250 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2022
  • Table of Contents

    1. 'Brace for impact'
    2. Bad water
    3. Hybrid vigor
    4. A mind divided
    5. All the light we cannot see
    6. Mistakes: We've made a few
    7. History repeating?
    8. Needles in haystacks
    9. Apt pupils and alien invaders
    10. A relative to truth
    11. Old principles for new worlds
    References
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  • Author

    Anne McLaughlin, North Carolina State University
    Anne McLaughlin is Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University, USA. She has worked as an educator and researcher in the field of human factors psychology and directs cutting-edge research on human behavior and cognition with research projects funded by NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

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