Dynamics of human functional states and
regulation of work activity

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1st Lecture - Central problem of human factors’ engineering – elimination of negative impacts of non-adequate human functional states (HFS) on job efficiency and personnel well-being;

• historical background of psychological studies on workability and HFS - both Western and Russian tradition;
• the concept of HFS in the framework of Activity Theory;
• systemic methodology of HFS’ analysis in modern job settings;
• modes of activity regulation and psychological classification of HFS’ types (fatigue, monotony, satiation, emotional tension/stress).


2nd Lecture - Evaluation and prevention of worker’s HFS as classical area of psychological practice;

• multilevel assessment of HFS manifestations, types of diagnostic methods and procedures on physiological, cognitive, reflective and behavioral levels;
• integrative evaluation of HFS, main strategies of data integration (pragmatic differentiation, temporal dynamics, qualitative specification), implementation of formal statistical procedures;
• elaboration of complex psychological technologies for HFS assessment and prevention


3rd Lecture - Individual differences in efficiency of work activity regulation and personality predictors to sustainability to job demands by manifestations of negative HFS (fatigue, monotone, stress);

• individual stress-resistance as a complex personal characteristics, classical definitions and approaches to diagnostics and professional selection;
• structural-dynamic model of stress-resistance, elaborated in the framework of “state – trait” paradigm, computerized system “STRESIS” for diagnostics individual level of stress-resistance and its empirical verification;
• principals of selection preventive tools and compiling individualized stress-management programs on the base of precise HFS diagnostics, criteria of efficiency of its practical implementation;
• self-regulation training as a complex of psychological procedures for enhancing workers’ potentials to cope with job demands and improving well-being, the ways of their implementation on organizational level.


University Professor, Moscow State University, Russia

Affiliation and official address: Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University, Mokhovaya str., 8/5, 103009 Moscow, Russia

Education (degrees, dates, universities) 1971 Diploma Psychologist, Moscow State University, Russia 1974 Ph.D. from Moscow State University, Russia 1989 Doctor of Science (German – Dr. Habil), from Russian Academy of Sciences