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PSYC 384 Human Factors/Engineering Psychology

3 s.h.

This course is an introduction to the field of Human Factors/Engineering Psychology. The field of Human Factors/Engineering Psychology is dedicated to exploring contexts in which a human interacts with a device or tool of any kind (e.g. a cell phone, computer, automobile, etc.). The course reviews the manner by which psychologists apply theory, principles, and the scientific method in order to optimize human well-being and performance in such a context. In short, the course is meant to provide a deeper understanding of terms such as "user friendly" and represents an applied approach to psychology. Due to the nature of the course content, students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the material through both traditional assessments and applied projects. This course might be of particular interest to Psychology, Computer Art, and Computer Science majors, as well as students participating in the pre-professional Engineering program. (LA)

Prerequisite: JrS; and "C" or better in PSYC 100 and 221.

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