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Faculty and Staff Profile

Eric Muth

Professor of Psychology
Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Business and Behavioral Sciences

Office: 410J Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-6741
Fax: 864-656-0358
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University 1997

M.S. Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University 1993

BA Psychology
Hartwick College 1991

 Courses Taught

Applied Psychology
Health Psychology
Introductory Experimental Psychology


After completing his graduate studies, Eric served as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida from 1997-2000, completing studies of naval significance related to night vision, motion sickness and the use of flight simulators in the shipboard environment. Eric came to Clemson University in 2000 where his work focuses on developing solutions that improve human performance and lead to healthier lives. Eric is an expert in using the electrogastrogram, a non-invasive measure of stomach electrical activity, to study nausea and motion sickness and the electrocardiogram to index autonomic nervous system activity. He is the co-developer of the Bite Counter. Eric also serves as the academic adviser to Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

 Research Interests

Eating behavioral and weight loss interventions

Understanding the causes, symptoms, physiology and prevention of motion sickness

Stress in high workload environments, particularly the stress of motion and acceleration, and how it affects physiology and performance

 Research Publications

Dong Y, Hoover A, Scisco J & Muth E (2012). A new method for measuring meal intake in humans via automated wrist motion tracking. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 37, 205-215.

Scisco JL, Blades C, Zielinski M and Muth ER (2012). Dividing a fixed portion into more pieces leads to larger portion size estimates of JELL-O® squares. Perception, 41, 988-990.

Hoover A, Singh A, Fishel-Brown S & Muth E (2012). Real-time detection of workload
changes using heart rate variability. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 7:333-341.

Muth ER, Moss JD, Rosopa PJ, Salley JN & Walker AD (2012). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a measure of cognitive workload. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83, 96-101.

Moss JD, Austin J, Salley J, Coats J, Williams K & Muth ER (2011). The effects of display delay on simulator sickness. Displays, 32, 159-168.

Scisco JL, Muth ER, Dong Y, Hoover AW (2011). Slowing bite-rate reduces energy intake: an application of the bite counter device. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111:1231-1235.

Moss JD & Muth ER (2011). Characteristics of head-mounted displays and their effects on simulator sickness. Human Factors, 53, 308-319.