Overview of the Uses of Cognitive-Behavioural Training

  • Thomas G. DobieEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding and Shipping book series (NAMESS, volume 6)


I am sure that you will have already concluded that I am very much a psychophysiologist at heart and that my approach to the solution of a problem lies in dealing with the whole person; no doubt that is another reason why I am teaching ‘Human Factors Engineering’. So the contents of this last chapter will come as no surprise. I believe most strongly that many, if not most, stressors can best be dealt with by using the various component techniques that lie within the cognitive-behavioural training concept that I have described. I am equally sure that many of you, if you so desire, will find that you will be as successful as I have been, or more so, in dealing with a wide variety of psychophysiological problems. In this last chapter, I shall sum up briefly and in addition, I propose to describe some of my experiences with these techniques other than in the realm of motion sickness. You will find that I have used many of my cognitive-behavioural training strategies quite successfully during sessions of high altitude decompression training at altitude in a decompression chamber, as well as in a clinical setting, while performing coronary arteriography and implanting cardiac pacemakers. I have also included some information from a different field on a relatively recent neurophysiological approach, which others have described, for the management of tinnitus. I am sure that you will be interested to note the similarity with my motion sickness prevention training programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Biodynamics Laboratory, College of EngineeringUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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