CHAPTER TITLE: Human Behavior
Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the AIH Chapter 2. They are listed in the order they are found in the Aviation Instructor's Handbook.
The average age of a learner pilot is 34, while the average age of a maintenance learner is 25.
Insecure and unpleasant training situations inhibit learning.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Daniel Kahneman developed a two-system view of human behaviors that affect decision-making: System 1 (fast) represents the automatic responses, while System 2 (slow) represents the more logical and deliberate considerations used for decision-making.
Several common defense mechanisms may apply to aviation learners.
The assignment of impossible or unreasonable goals discourages the learner, diminishes effort, and retards the learning process.
Poor preparation leads to spotty coverage, misplaced emphasis, unnecessary repetition, and a lack of confidence on the part of the learner. The instructor should always have a plan.
A learner with marked changes in mood during different lessons, such as excellent morale followed by deep depression, is indicative of an abnormal reaction to stress.