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The Psychology of Flight Training

The Psychology of Flight Training

Ross Telfer, John Biggs

ISBN: 978-0-813-81347-9

Jan 1991, Wiley-Blackwell

244 pages

Select type: Paperback


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The Psychology of Flight Training clearly and concisely applies the psychologies of learning and instruction to the process of teaching people to fly, showing how both teaching and learning can be made more efficient and effective. The book promotes application of its principles to development of teaching methods best suited to each instructor's own personality, students, and flight situations.

Illustrations and tables supplement textual description. Also featured are learning goals at the beginning of each chapter; a summary section, discussion questions, and references for further reading at the conclusion of each chapter; and a glossary of terms at the end of the book

What's involved in learning to fly an aircraft?; Learning and memory; Teaching the skills of flying; Motivation and arousal:general determinants of behavior; Motivation and self-concept of student pilots; Evaluating learning; Aspects of training and instruction; Conclusion