Academic Catalog


Doctor of Philosophy Psychology with a Concentration in Human Factors Psychology (PhD)

James F. Paulson, Graduate Program Director

Overview of the Topical Areas

The HF doctoral program follows the scientist-practitioner model with emphasis on psychological theory and behavioral science, statistics and research methodology, practical experience, and fundamental and innovative areas of human factors/engineering psychology. The following is a partial list of these areas:

  • aviation psychology
  • behavioral modeling
  • complex system operation
  • display design
  • driving and navigational performance
  • ergonomics
  • human-computer interaction
  • perception and performance
  • medical systems
  • neuroergonomics
  • simulation
  • team performance
  • training
  • usability testing
  • warnings and alarms
  • virtual environments
  • information processing and workload
  • human-robot interaction