An engineering psychologist is an applied scientist who develops knowledge concerning theabilities and limitations of humans to sense, store, and process information, and to act. Thisknowledge is applied to the design, use, and maintenance of human/machine systems. Dependingon its goals, the system is then optimized with respect to human performance. The environmentalfactors affecting system performance are recognized as important and are consideredsystematically. When relevant data are not available, the engineering psychologist must uncover itthrough research efforts. This requires considerable skill in experimental design and quantitativemethodology.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999