Human Factors for General Aviation
Human Factors for General Aviation is a study of why aviation accidents happen through coverage of cockpit design, how your eyes and ears process information, factors that affect decision making, stress and the flight environment, personality factors, and how to use available resources more effectively.
From the Preface: Over 80% of the accidents in general aviation are caused by pilot error. It is the actions, reactions, and decisions of pilots that cause most accidents, not catastrophic failures of aircraft systems or air traffic control. Students learn to fly by studying the airplane, its systems, weather, and regulations governing flight. Seldom do they study the most critical component of flight, namely the human beings in the cockpit.