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Dustin Souders

Assistant Professor


Office: Brackett Hall 410-A
Phone: 864-656-4986
Email: djsoude@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology
Florida State University 2018

M.S. Cognitive Psychology
Florida State University 2013

B.S. Psychology
Florida State University 2009

 Courses Taught

Human Factors Psychology (4350)

 Profile

Dr. Dustin J. Souders is an assistant professor working in the area of human factors, aging, and transportation safety. Dustin’s research focuses on leveraging advanced vehicle technologies, from advanced driver assistance systems to fully autonomous vehicles, to safely maintain older adults’ mobility, and his work in the transportation area has been published in the Transportation Research Record, Accident Analysis & Prevention, and Human Factors. He was a standing member of the Transportation Research Board’s committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons (ANB60) since 2015. Dustin earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in cognitive psychology under the tutelage of Dr. Neil Charness at Florida State University. As a post-doctoral research fellow at Purdue University, Dustin worked with both civil engineers and political scientists on a range of issues surrounding vehicle automation, helping organize panel discussions and breakout sessions on various policy issues, designing and implementing driving simulator studies, and creating new graduate level coursework that combined some of the human factors and policy issues involved in vehicle automation.

 Research Interests

Advanced Vehicle Technologies
Cognitive Aging
Transportation
Cognitive Training

 Research Publications

Souders, D.J., Charness, N., Roque, N.A., & Pham, H. (2020). Aging: Older Adults’ Driving Behavior Using Longitudinal and Lateral Warning Systems. Human Factors, 62(2), 229-248. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720819864510

Charness, N., Yoon, J-S, Souders, D.J., Stothart, C., & Yehnert, C. (2018). Predictors of Attitudes towards Autonomous Vehicles. Frontiers in Psychology, 18, 1-9. doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02589

Souders, D.J., Boot, W.R., Blocker, K., Vitale, T., Roque, N.A., & Charness, N. (2017). Evidence for Narrow Transfer after Short-Term Cognitive Training. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9:41, doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00041

Souders, D.J., Best, R., & Charness, N. (2017). Valuation of active blind spot detection systems by younger and older adults. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 106, 505-514. doi:DOI 10.1016/j.aap.2016.08.020

Souders, D. J., Boot, W. R., Charness, N., & Moxley, J. H. (2016). Older adult video game preferences in practice: Investigating the effects of competing or cooperating. Games and Culture, 11(1-2), 170-200. DOI: 10.1177/1555412015603538.

Souders, D. J., Gepner, B., Charness, N., & Wekezer, J. (2015). Older adults as cutaway bus passengers: User-centered literature review. Transportation Research Record, 2516, 27-34. DOI: 10.3141/2516-05.

Boot, W. R., Champion, M., Blakely, D. P., Wright, T., Souders, D., & Charness, N. (2013). Video games as a means to reduce age-related cognitive decline: Attitudes, compliance, and effectiveness. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-9. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00031.

Charness, N., Best, R., & Souders, D.J. (2012). Memory Function and Supportive Technology. Gerontechnology 11(1), 23-34; DOI: 10.4017/gt.2012.11.01.006.00.

 Links

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