Course: PSY 382. Principles of Human Factors (3)
Prerequisites: PSY 150; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Corequisite/Prerequisite for Psychology majors only: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of PSY 301. Overview of the interdisciplinary field of human factors, a professional specialization that considers how best to accommodate human needs in real world systems. Focuses on cognitive, perceptual, behavioral and physiological principles as they relate to the design of devices, products and systems in order to enhance human performance and satisfaction. Representative topics include principles of information processing, human characteristics and limitations, environmental stressors, user safety and applied research techniques. This course fulfills the 300-level Cognitive Psychology Cluster requirement for Psychology majors.