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Faculty and Staff Profile

Rick Tyrrell

Professor of Psychology


Office: 319-B Brackett

Phone: 656-4977

Fax: (864) 656-0358
Email: TYRRELL@clemson.edu

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Personal Website: http://tyrrell.people.clemson.edu/
 

Educational Background

PhD Experimental Psychology
Penn State University 1993

MS Experimental Psychology
Penn State University 1989

BA Psychology
Hartwick College 1985

Courses Taught

Intro to Psychology
Intro to Experimental Psychology (statistics)
Sensation & Perception
Advanced Human Factors Psychology
Human Perception and Performance

Profile

My students and I study how well people see when they are in visually challenging conditions. For example, we've done on-road studies at night that measure how poorly drivers are at seeing pedestrians and bicyclists from a safe distance. We've also applied basic perceptual science to discover ways that pedestrians and bicyclists can be more safe by making themselves more conspicuous to drivers at night.

Research Interests

vision, night vision, vision in challenging conditions, transportation safety


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