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Faculty and Staff Profile

William Volante


Office: Brackett Hall 312-B

Phone: 864-656-2309


Educational Background

Ph.D. Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology
University of Central Florida 2020

M.A. Applied Experimental Human Factors Psychology
University of Central Florida 2018

B.S. Psychology
University of Central Florida 2014

Courses Taught

PSYC 3100/3101 - Advanced Experimental Psychology
PSYC 4980 - Team Based Research "Trust in Technology"
PSYC 4980 - Team Based Research "UX and Game Design"

Research Interests

Dr. Volante's research includes topics such as Human-Robot Interaction, Social Influence, Trust, Automation, Usability, and Gamification.

Research Publications

Navarro, J., Osiurak, F., Ha, S., Communay, G., Ferrier-Barbut, E., Coatrine, A., Gaujoux, V., Hernout, E., Cegarra, J., Volante, W., & Hancock, P. A. (2022). Development of the Smart Tools Proneness Questionnaire (STP-Q): an instrument to assess the individual propensity to use smart tools. Ergonomics, 1-20.

Sanders, T. L., Kaplan, A. D., MacArthur, K., Volante, W. G., & Hancock, P. A. (2021) Trust and Human Factors. In F. Krueger (Ed.), The Neurobiology of Trust (pp. 77-98). Cambridge University Press.

Anderson, S., Towner, M., Bland, P., Haikings, C., Volante, W., Sansom, E., Devillepoix, H., Shober, P., Hartig, B., Cupak, M., Jansen-Sturgeon, T., Howie, R., Benedix, G. (2020). Semi-Automated Meteorite Recovery. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 55 (11), 2461-2471.

Hancock, P. A. & Volante, W. G. (2020). Quantifying the qualities of language. PLOS ONE, 15 (5), e0232198.

Volante, W.G., Sosna, J., Kessler, T., Sanders, T., & Hancock, P.A. (2018). Social Conformity Effects on Trust in Human-Robot Interaction. Human Factors, 61 (5), 805-815.

Yerdon, V. A., Marlowe, T. A., Volante, W. G., Li, S., & Hancock, P. A. (2017). Investigating cross-cultural differences in trust levels of automotive automation. Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 183-194. Springer, Cham.

Hancock, P.A., Volante, W., & Szalma, J.L. (2016). Defeating the vigilance decrement. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 4 (2-3), 151-163.

Hancock, P.A., Sanders, T.L., Kessler, T., Volante, W., & Macarthur, K. (2015). Who will fly in the future: The human role in automated flight spaces. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 86 (3), 224 (Abstract Only).

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