By James Reason
This succinct yet soaking up e-book covers the most manner stations on James Reason’s 40-year trip in pursuit of the character and kinds of human blunders. In it he provides an engrossing and extremely own standpoint, supplying the reader unparalleled insights, knowledge and wit as in simple terms James cause can. the adventure starts off with a strange absent-minded motion slip dedicated via Professor cause within the early Nineteen Seventies - placing cat nutrition into the teapot - and keeps as much as the current day, conveying his certain perceptions right into a number of significant injuries that experience formed his wondering dangerous acts and latent stipulations. A lifestyles in errors charts the advance of his seminal and highly influential paintings from its unique concentration into person cognitive psychology throughout the broadening of scope to embody social, organizational and systemic concerns. The voyage acknowledged is either highly enjoyable and academic, offering a true feel of ways James Reason’s ground-breaking theories replaced the best way we predict approximately human mistakes, and why he's held in such esteem world wide at any place people engage with technological structures. This booklet is key examining for college students, teachers and protection pros of all types who're drawn to keeping off breakdowns that could reason critical harm to humans, resources and the surroundings
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4舒dc23 2013021078 ISBN 9781472418418 (pbk) ISBN 9781472418425 (ebk舑PDF) ISBN 9781472418432 (ebk舑ePUB) This book is like a personal and intimate trip through the ideas that pioneered human error and industrial safety. It goes into day-to-day experience of errors, contains testimonials and anecdotal information, and widens to system safety. Everything seems to have been said on the topic, and yet the book puts the matter differently in a manner that is true, full and in plain, jargon-free language.
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Woods, Ohio State University, USA Contents List of Figures Foreword Preface Chapter 1 A Bizarre Beginning Chapter 2 Plans, Actions and Consequences Chapter 3 Three Performance Levels Chapter 4 Absent-Minded Slips and Lapses Chapter 5 Individual Differences Chapter 6 A Courtroom Application of the SIML Chapter 7 The Freudian Slip Revisited Chapter 8 Planning Failures Chapter 9 Violations Chapter 10 Organizational Accidents Chapter 11 Organizational Culture: Resisting Change Chapter 12 Medical Error Chapter 13 Disclosing Error Chapter 14 Reviewing the Journey Postscript Index List of Figures Figure 1 Comparing the mean SIML item scores for the fakers (n=26) with the sample B norms (n=1637) Figure 2 Comparing Mr X舗s SIML profile with that for the fakers Foreword It is a daunting task to write the foreword to this book舒first of all, because Jim Reason probably needs no introduction to readers who have opened this book; secondly, because Jim is an undisputed master of the English language, whom many of us have as an ideal but whose level of excellence few have any realistic hope of reaching; and thirdly, because this book is an intellectual reminiscence, rather than a scientific or technical text.
A life in error: from little slips to big disasters by James Reason