Cindy Pury promoted to full professor

Congratulations to Dr. Pury who was promoted to full professor.

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Claudio Cantalupo promoted to associate professor with tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Cantalupo who was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

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Margaux Price: Complex Decision Support for Older Adults: Effects of Information Visualization…

Margaux Price will defend her thesis proposal on Friday, May 14th at 9:00am in Brackett 419.

All are welcome to attend.

Thesis title: Complex Decision Support for Older Adults:  Effects of Information Visualization on Decision Performance

Abstract: Older adults are faced with complex decision tasks that impose high working memory demands. A representative task is choosing a prescription drug plan from a multitude of options that must be evaluated along many factors. The combined effect of the quantity of complex information, and reduced working memory capacity puts older adults at a disadvantage. However, research with younger adults suggests that the working memory burden of decision tasks can be reduced using well-designed, graphical decision aids (i.e., environmental supports). The current study examines the use of environmental supports to support complex decision-making for older adults. Two experiments are proposed; experiment 1 will assess information visualizations that reduce the working memory demands of the task. The second experiment will validate the efficacy of the information visualization in an older adult group. Findings from this study will be used to make recommendations for visualizations as complex decision support systems.

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Graduate Student Awards

  • Alex Walker won the CBBS Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Alex also won the University Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award
  • Eric McKibben won the CBBS Graduate Assistant Research Excellence Award.
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Gary Giumetti awarded Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship

Gary Giumetti was awarded the Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the Society for I-O Psychology in April 2010 ( for his research on “Applicant Reactions to Online Employment Testing.”

The award is designed to give financial support to a graduate student specializing in selection and placement, and consists of a $10,000 award and recognition at the annual SIOP conference.

Gary is the second Clemson I-O graduate student that has received this award; Laurie Wasko was awarded the fellowship in 2007. More details on the award can be found here:

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Eric Muth Awarded for Excellence in Aviation Research

Congratulations to Dr. Muth, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clemson’s Human Factors Institute.

Dr. Muth has been awarded the CDR Robert S. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Aviation Research by the US Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychology Society.

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Elizabeth Conde-Evans: “Who’s the boss? The Gender Stereotypes on Perceptions of Leaders…

“Who’s the boss? The Gender Stereotypes on Perceptions of Leaders and the Likelihood of Engaging in Organizational Citizenship Behaviors” by Elizabeth Conde-Evans.

Friday, April 30, 2010
11:30 AM
Brackett 419

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HF End-of-the-year Party

The HF faculty and students recently celebrated the end of the a successful academic year!  Thanks to Dr. Tyrrell for hosting the party.

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New HFES Student Chapter Officers

The votes have been counted.  Here are your new HFES Student Chapter officers.  Congrats to everyone.

  • President:  Jenna Scisco
  • Vice President:  Lindsay Long
  • Secretary: Linnea Smolentzov
  • Treasurer:  Stephanie Whetsel
  • Webmaster:  Margaux Price
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Clemson @ Cognitive Aging Conference 2010 in Atlanta

Clemson students (and alumna) presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta GA.

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