Papers, Presentations, and Research
By TACG president Dr. Robert Baron
Full List of Dr. Baron's Articles, Papers and Presentations
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A Cure for Data Delirium. Appeared in the October 2013 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
Complacency in the Work Environment and How it Affects SMS.
Pathogens, Violations, and Unsafe Events. Appeared in the September 2012 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
Perceptions of Safety.
Are we Really Preventing the Same Accident From Happening Again? Appeared in the May 2012 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
The Toxic Captain: Remediate or Terminate? Appeared in the March 2012 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
Airplane Crashes and Media Spin: This Just Needs to Stop.
Cabin Safety: Is Complacency and Carelessness the new Norm?
The End of an Error. Appeared in the November 2011 issue of Flying Magazine.
Some Truths About SMS (Donít Shoot Me, Iím Just the Messenger). Appeared as an exclusive online article (06/13/2011) on Aviation Maintenance Technology's website.
Quantifying CRM Behavioral Markers in the Practical Cockpit Environment.
To Land or not to Land? A Cognitive Roadmap to Approach and Landing Accidents.
Landing in Extreme Weather: When Getting it on the Ground can Prove Fatal.
Shaping Professionalism and Integrity in Aircraft Maintenance. Appeared in the February 2011 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
The Human Factors Funnel Model (HFFM): Another Window on Error Causation.
Introducing the Human Factors Funnel Model (HFFM). Presented at the FAASTeam Regional Safety Seminar on January 26, 2011, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Contributing Factors in Current-Day Aircraft Accidents and Incidents. Presented at the Nigeria AIB Annual Safety Conference on October 18-20, 2010, Lagos, Nigeria.
Managing the "Final Four" With Effective Crew Resource Management. Presented at the Nigeria AIB Annual Safety Conference on October 18-20, 2010, Lagos, Nigeria.
Making Human Factors Training More Than Just Lip Service. Presented at the Nigeria AIB Annual Safety Conference on October 18-20, 2010, Lagos, Nigeria.
Writing Tips for Theses and Dissertations. Academic distribution.
Rethinking Human Error Statistics in Aircraft Accidents. Appeared in the April 2010 issue of Director of Maintenance Magazine.
Beyond the Initial Human Factors Course: A Little ScienceÖA Little Anecdote. Appeared in the April 2010 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
Northwest Flight 188: When Pilots Become Passengers.
Failure to Follow Procedures: Deviations are a Significant Factor in Maintenance Errors. Appeared in the July/August 2009 issue of Director of Maintenance Magazine.
Fatigue Risk Management in Aircraft Maintenance: An Update on a Complex Issue. Appeared in the May 2009 issue of Aviation Maintenance Magazine.
An Exploration of Deviations in Aircraft Maintenance Procedures. Appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of the International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies (IJAAS), a publication of the FAA Academy.
Development of the Safety Culture Assessment Tool (SCAT).
Using an Eight-Factor Model to Measure Error Attitudes at a Regional Airline. Appeared in the October 2009 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
The Human Factors Ladder Still Needs to Extend Higher. Appeared in the March 2009 issue of Aviation Maintenance Magazine.
Error Prevention Strategies for the Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Presented at the Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician's 40th Annual Conference on March 17, 2009, Minneapolis, MN.
Measuring Safety Climate at an Aircraft Maintenance Facility: Can Training Change Attitudes? Doctoral dissertation completed July 2008.
Transformational Leadership in Aviation Operations.
What the Media Should Know About Aircraft Accidents.
SOS for Your SMS: A Brief Look at Airport Safety Management Systems. Presented at the South Carolina Aviation Association's 31st Annual Aviation Conference on February 12, 2009, Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Challenges of an Error Reporting System. Appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine.
Is the Climate Right for a Major Air Disaster?
Understanding Human Factors in High-Risk Industries. Presented at Wood Group Power Operation's Annual Health and Safety Conference on September 26, 2007, Alpharetta, GA.
Current Trends in Aviation Human Factors. Presented at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on January 23, 2007, Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
Aircraft Accident Investigations: Have we Lost Touch With the Behavioral Approach? Appeared in the April-June 2007 issue of ISASI Forum, the journal of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
What Ever Happened to Cockpit Discipline? A Dissection of Corporate Airlines Flight 5966. Appeared in the December 2007 issue of AeroSafety World, a publication of the Flight Safety Foundation.
Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance: A Look at the Fundamental Concepts.
Understanding the Role of Safety Culture in the Aviation Environment.
Why are Routine Flight Operations Killing Pilots and Their Passengers? Presented at the Human Performance, Situation Awareness, and Automation Conference (HPSAA), March 24, 2004, Daytona Beach, FL.
Human Performance Limitations in Medicine: A Cognitive Focus.
Drinking and Flying: The Effects of Blood Alcohol Levels on a Pilot's Cognitive and Motor Functioning Skills.
Pilots and Memory: A Study of a Fallible Human System.
Safety Culture and Profit: Aviation's Continuing Organizational Dilemma.
Monovision Contact Lens use and the Crash of Delta Airlines Flight 554 at LaGuardia Airport, October 1996.
Why On-Demand Jet Charter Needs CRM...Now!
Conflict in the Cockpit: Can't we all Just get Along?
A Review of the Literature Pertaining to Decision Making in Aviation. Presented at the State Bar of Georgia (Aviation Law Section) Meeting on January 06, 2006, Atlanta, GA.
CRM From the Instructor/Facilitator Viewpoint: Observations we can all Learn From.
The Cockpit, the Cabin, and Social Psychology.
Barriers to Effective Communication: Implications for the Cockpit.
Runway Incursions: Where are we?
Aviation Training: Methods and Anecdotes to Help Understand how we Learn.
Psychology of the Cockpit: The Pros and Cons of the MMPI in Pre-Employment Screening.