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Aviation Psychology

Editor(s): Ömer Akgül

Book Description

Human mechanical adaptability has become one of the most important elements in humans’ relationship with aviation and flying. It often manifests in physical and mental strain, and is seen as one of the most important variables in flight.

After the Germanwings accident of 2015, the place and importance of psychology in aviation have increased due to its positive and negative effects on processes such as motivation, performance, task success, customer experience, development, and accidents. The aviation sector has become an arena that conducts some of the most important studies and research on this issue because of the high risks it encounters. Indeed, the studies conducted in this sector have provided motivation for similar studies in an array of other fields.

This book brings together a number of detailed studies on a variety of topics from different schools and disciplines in the behavioural sciences, and their relation to the aviation industry, which will allow the reader to better understand this multifaceted relationship.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4446-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4446-X
Date of Publication: 01/03/2020
Pages / Size: 220 / A5
Price: £61.99


Ömer Akgül graduated from the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department of Istanbul University, and completed his Master’s degree at the Department of Religious Psychology of Marmara University, Turkey. He completed his doctorate at the Department of Religious Psychology at Sakarya University, Turkey. After 13 years at the Turkish Ministry of National Education, he became an Assistant Professor at İstanbul Gelişim University and Üsküdar University, Turkey. He moved to the Psychology Department of the University of Health Sciences, Turkey, in 2019. He is also the Head of the Mental Health Association and the founding manager of the Psychology Career Employment Center. His research focuses on community mental health policies, mental health solutions, industrial psychology, social and political psychology, and aviation psychology, among others.