Psychology and Aviation Psychology: Bridging the Gap through Risk Perception

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:30

On 16th January Dimitris Chionis, MSc in Human Factors in Aviation (University of Coventry) and PhD candidate (University of Bolton) led a workshop for New York College students entitled "Psychology and Aviation Psychology: Bridging the Gap through Risk Perception". Participants were introduced to the basic concepts of Aviation Psychology and Human Factors, and reflected on everyday decision-making and special hazards. The highlight of the workshop was the opportunity for two volunteers to try out their risk perception skills and abilities via hazardous scenarios on a flight simulator. Dimitris' main research interests are Aviation Psychology, risk perception, risk communication, and behaviour-based interventions. His PhD research investigates the trends of risk perception and risk communication among aviation professionals. If you would like to receive further information about the Psychology degrees and postgraduate training programmes offered by the NYC Department of Psychology please email Dr. Antonia Svensson svensson@nyc.gr