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Leo Gugerty


Office: 312-D Brackett Hall

Phone: 864-656-4467


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Educational Background

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology
University of Michigan 1989

B.A. Psychology
State University of New York at Buffalo 1975

Courses Taught

Cognitive Psychology
Human Factors Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology


Current position: in Clemson Psychology Department, Professor & Coordinator of the Human Factors graduate program.

Research Interests

Causal reasoning and critical thinking;
Attention and situation awareness;
Spatial cognition and navigation;
Information search and decision-making

Research Publications

Gugerty, L., McIntyre, Scott E., Link, D., Zimmerman, K, Tolani, D., Huang, P. & Pokorny, R. A. (2014). Effects of Intelligent Advanced Warnings on Drivers Negotiating the Dilemma Zone, Human Factors, 56(6), 1021-1035.

McIntyre, S. & Gugerty, L. (2014) Applying visual attention theory to transportation safety research and design: Evaluation of alternative automobile rear lighting systems. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 67, 40-48.

Houayek, H., Green, K.E., Gugerty, L., Walker, I.D. & Witte, J. (2014) AWE: An Animated Work Environment for Working with Physical and Digital Tools and Artifacts. Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(5), 1227-1241.

Allen, J., Gugerty, L., Muth, E. & Scisco, J. (2013) Remote Technical Support Requires Diagnosing the End-User (Customer) as Well as the Computer. Human Computer Interaction. 28(5), 442-477.

Rodes, W. & Gugerty, L. (2012). Effects of electronic map displays and individual differences in ability on navigation performance. Human Factors, 54(4), 589-599.

McIntyre, S., Gugerty, L. & Duchowski, A. (2012) Brake lamp detection in complex and dynamic environments: Recognizing limitations of visual attention and perception. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 45, 588-599.

Gugerty, L. (2011). Situation awareness in driving. In Fisher, D. L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J. K., & Lee, J. D. (Eds). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


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