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An exciting book that is totally focused on the diver as a person: covering topics such as divers' sensory perception, feelings, mental functioning, suitability for diving, skill level, panic and anxiety, and the influence of hyperbaric pressure. This book is intended to bring together the current amount of knowledge that exists on these topics - the psychology of diving - in an integrated, state-of-the-art review. The authors drew from hundreds of documents on the subject from scientific journals, diving federation periodicals, and military research reports from ten countries, published over a 40-year period.
Dive supervisors can use this book to better estimate the potential for a diver to succeed or fail in a work task. Researchers and scientists can use this book as an information base for further diving research.
(Hardcover: 192 pages)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Some Physical Principles of Diving
Chapter 2: Senses and Perception Underwater
Cahpter 3: The Influence of Hyperbaric Pressure on Cognitive and Psychomotor Skills
Chpater 4: Selection of Divers
Chapter 5: Diving Accidents
Chapter 6: Personality Characteristics of Divers and the Long Term Impact of Diving
Chapter 7: Ergonomics in Diving
Chapter 8: Diving Instruction
Chapter 9: Underwater Habitats
Chapter 10: Social Aspects of Diving
Chapter 11: Psychodynamic Aspects
Book Number D0993