Mental stress due to automation
Nature: The introduction of automation has certain psychological repercussions on those involved, and in some cases these may set off reactions affecting mental health. Two types of reaction can be distinguished: first, emotional reaction to the introduction of an essentially new technological method and in particular to the anticipation of possible consequences of the innovation; second, the reaction of the person who, confronted by new working and living conditions, is exposed to physiological and psychological strain.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET