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The psychology of fatigue : work, effort and control

Author: Robert Hockey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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The first systematic treatment of fatigue for 60 years, putting forward a new theory of its origins and functions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hockey, Robert.
Psychology of fatigue.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012048497
(OCoLC)821560720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hockey
ISBN: 9781107248113 1107248116 9781107249776 1107249775 9781139015394 1139015397
OCLC Number: 846495115
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Contents: Cover.pdf; The Psychology of Fatigue; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1 The problem of fatigue; Background; Rationale and focus of the book: the adaptive role of fatigue; The failure of classical fatigue theory; Limitations of the energy account of fatigue; Fatigue is not (just) a negative state; A motivational perspective; Defining the field: what is fatigue?; A working definition; Fatigue and related feelings; The conceptual status of fatigue; Some questions for a scientific theory of fatigue; Plan of the book; 2 Changing experiences of fatigue:; Background. Roots of the energy metaphor of fatigueThe pre-modern experience of work and fatigue; Fatigue, idleness and volition; Work as a benign experience; The loss of control over work; Work and fatigue in the post-industrial period; The intensification of work; Changes in leisure and recreation; A demands-control analysis of changes in the experience of work; The link between fatigue and energy; The medicalization of fatigue; Fatigue as a subject for scientific study; Summary; 3 The work-fatigue hypothesis; Background; The golden age of fatigue research; The early research agenda; The work curve. Early research on the work decrementIs fatigue general or specific?; Recovery from fatigue: effects of rest and change; After-effects of fatigue; Vigilance and sustained attention; What causes the vigilance decrement?; Habituation and executive control; The sensitive task; Work intensity, effort and executive control; Workload, capacity and resources; Effort and executive control; A reappraisal of the work curve; Rapid onset of decrement; Interruptions of control: blocks, gaps and lapses; Three sources of performance decrement; Summary; 4 Stress, coping and fatigue; Background. Stress, homeostasis and allostatic loadThe response to stress; Adaptive physiological systems; Psychological stress and coping; Fatigue and the costs of coping; Task performance under stress; Early research on stress and performance; The modal stress pattern; Theoretical perspectives on stress and fatigue; Distraction and arousal; Limitations of general arousal; Stress and emotion as distractors; Emotional states and feelings; Specific emotions and general feelings; The adaptive value of feelings; Fatigue as an emotion; Summary; 5 Effort, strain and fatigue; Background. A systems perspective on performance decrementAssessing the costs of task management: effectiveness and efficiency; Goal competition in task performance; Varieties of goal: have to, want to and need to; The vulnerability of task goals; Protection of performance under stress: effort, strain and fatigue; Indirect effects of stressors on performance; Secondary task decrements; Strategy changes; Psychophysiological activation; Fatigue after-effects; Strain and fatigue at work; Work strain; Laboratory versus real-life stress; Modes of work management; Fatigue and recovery from stress; Summary.
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