PSYC 340: Human Factors Psychology

PSYC 340-DL1: Human Factors Psychology
(Fall 2021)


Section Information for Fall 2021

Human Factors is a specialization of psychology that studies how humans interact with systems and technology, and how those interactions may be made better (e.g., safe, efficient, easy to learn, intuitive, enjoyable, etc.). Human Factors psychologists/engineers conduct research and work at companies that produce technology, but they also work for media companies, medical device manufacturers, the transportation sector (automotive and rail), government organizations, etc.

PSYC 340 DL1 is a distance education section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Reviews history and current practice of optimal product and system design as a function of psychology. Includes a brief history of human factors psychology, a review of human memory and attentional systems as they relate to product and system design, and an introduction to current methods used to analyze and redesign products and systems for optimal human interaction. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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