PSY 253 - Human Factors and Engineering Psychology

  • 3 credits

Introduction to human factors psychology and its connection to engineering psychology. Engineering psychology involves understanding the human mind as it relates to technology and systems. Human factors psychology applies knowledge of human behavior to the development and refinement of technology, training, and systems. Offered as an online course only. Credit not allowed for both PSY 253 and PSY 280A1 (Human Factors and Engineering Psychology).

Instructors

Benjamin Clegg

(970) 491-2211 | benjamin.clegg@colostate.edu

Some of my most central research interests can be characterized as falling within the areas of skill acquisition and training. A core current component of this research has been studies of the impact of automation on training, looking at how the presence of automated systems changes performance, and in particular, underlying learning. I have also extended my work into aspects of skilled performance ? including issues like the use of automation and supervisory control, situation awareness, and most recently workload.

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