Department of Psychology

New text highlights application of psychology in design

Posted by on October 6, 2017

In order to design a user-friendly world, you have to understand how humans use, think about and react to things in their environment, says Dr. Nancy J. Stone, a Missouri University of Science and Technology psychological science professor who recently co-authored a new textbook focused on the field of human factors. Introduction to Human Factors: […]

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S&T industrial-organizational psychology program ranked second in the nation

Posted by on September 27, 2017

The online master of science degree program in industrial-organizational psychology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is ranked second in the nation by the website AffordableColleges.com.

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Missouri S&T receives federal support for early-stage research into tapping “citizen scientists” to collect water quality data

Posted by on September 21, 2017

Picture teams of smartphone-toting citizen scientists, poised to collect water samples and test for contaminants thanks to a user-friendly app that can crowdsource rapid responders to mobilize the next time a public water system is at risk.
Researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of South Florida are tapping National Science Foundation seed money set aside for “potentially transformative research” to advance the technology and hone the social mobilization efforts needed to summon trained, trusted teams of everyday water watchers.

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DeLUX Lab to focus on user experience

Posted by on September 19, 2017

Students and faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology will soon have a new resource for learning about how people interact with information technology.

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Energy efficiency takes a ‘village’

Posted by on August 7, 2017

The city of the future could start with a village – Missouri S&T’s Solar Village, to be exact. S&T researchers will study the Solar Village and its residents as their living laboratory over the next three years thanks to an $800,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, funded as part of the […]

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Helping make a difference

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Counseling others can be a weighty service, even if it’s just listening to a friend or family member. The difficulty ramps skyward when you help guide children living in foster care, living with autism or adjusting after parents’ divorce proceedings. Tim Hakenewerth saw a need for greater mental health and decided to help where he could.

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Missouri S&T researchers model ‘smart’ decision making

Posted by on June 23, 2017

How people make decisions when interacting with technology in “smart” environments is the subject of new research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Building better homes, one origami fold at a time

Posted by on June 14, 2017

One day, origami curtains may be a feature of many homes. The nature of the paper craft’s complex folding and cutting presents an almost limitless amount of shapes, textures and mechanical properties. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are exploring the potential of origami to control the amount of incoming light in a room and studying how the resulting light patterns could affect homeowners.

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Susan Murray named chair of psychological science at Missouri S&T

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Dr. Susan L. Murray has been named chair of psychological science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Murray had served as interim chair since July 2015. Her appointment takes effect July 1.

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How World of Warcraft can get you a job

Posted by on April 11, 2017

“Stop playing that stupid video game and get a job.” It’s a sentiment expressed by generations of parents since Pong began invading unsuspecting households in 1975. But what if that “stupid game” could help you get a job, and what if that same game could make you a valuable team member once you had the job? […]

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