The Association for Aviation Psychology (AAP) is a non-profit professional organization, founded in 1964. Our purpose is to promote aviation psychology and related aerospace disciplines. We address four specific areas:
• Dissemination of knowledge
• Meetings and publications
• Improved education and research
• Application of psychological principles to aviation safety and welfare
Dissemination of Knowledge We publish a newsletter several times a year to keep the membership informed of issues and events. We promote the International Journal of Aviation Psychology, and several members of the editorial board are affiliated with AAP. All members receive the journal quarterly and are encouraged to publish in it.
Meetings and Publications Each year we hold a business meeting followed by a dinner or informal reception. This meeting is usually held on Tuesday evening during the week of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting in the same city as that meeting. In April or May of the odd numbered years (May 2015 is the next meeting) the association sponsors the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, organized by Wright State University. Attendance typically includes academics, practitioners, and researchers from around the globe.
Application of Psychological Principles to Aviation Safety and Welfare Our members work in a diverse range of aviation fields, including flight-deck design, pilot selection and training, aviation safety research, maintenance human factors, cabin safety, air traffic control, and accident investigation.
2013 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society