Fred S. Switzer, III

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Phone:  (864) 656-4980
Office:  Brackett Hall, 410-F


  • PhD:  Industrial/Organizational Psychology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988)
  • MS:  Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Lamar University, 1982)
  • BA:  Psychology (University of Texas at Austin, 1975)

Research Interests:

  • Dynamic judgment and decision-making
  • Judgment and motivation
  • Team training
  • Quantitative research methods

Selected Publications:

  • Muth, E. R., & Switzer, F. S. (2008). Training effectiveness and evaluation. In Schmorrow, D., Cohn, J., & Nicholson, D. The PSI Handbook of Virtual Environments for Training and Education: Developments for the Military and Beyond. Praeger Security International, Westport, CT.
  • Muth, E. R., & Switzer, F. S. III, (2008). Internet-based assessment of bowel symptoms and quality of life. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 20(6), 503-505.
  • Tyrrell, R. A., Balk, S. A., Switzer, F. S. III, & Brooks, J. O. (2008). Effects of tire pressure monitoring systems on tire pressures in consumer vehicles. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
  • Broughton, K, Switzer, F., & Scott, D. (2007) Car-Following Decisions Under Three visibility Conditions and Two Speeds Tested With a Driving Simulator. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39, 106-116.
  • McCubbin, J.A., Helfer, S.G., Switzer, F.S., Galloway, C., Griffith, W.V. (2006) Opioid Analgesia in Persons at Risk for Hypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 116-120.
  • Roth, P.L., Bobko, P. & Switzer, F.S. (2006) Modeling the Behavior of the 4/5ths Rule for Determining Adverse Impact: Reasons for Caution and the Role of Significance Tests. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(3), 507-522.

Current Grants

  • Honda
  • Department of Defense

Awards and Honors:

  • Past President, Clemson University Faculty Senate

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Academy of Management
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Judgement and Decision-Making Society

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PSYCH 201: Introductory Psychology
  • PSYCH 310: Research Methods
  • PSYCH 862: Organizational Psychology
  • PSYCH 863: Work Motivation