The CAT Lab at the Clemson University Department of Psychology conducts psychological research that investigates the relationship between psychology and the use of automated technology.
We study human factors, a branch of psychology, which is interested in understanding how human capabilities and limitations affects one’s ability to interact with autonomous technologies such as AI, robots, and decision support systems.
Richard Pak is the lab director. Graduate Students working in the lab:
Our research is informed by and creates fundamental, generalizeable knowledge that enhances things we use everyday. If you are interested in participating in our research, please contact us. See the latest lab news, and some pictures of past lab members and activities.
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 2023 Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Article Award
- Psychonomic Society’s 2023 Best Article Award from the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
- [PUBLISHED] A Theoretical Model to Explain Mixed Effects of Trust Repair Strategies in Autonomous Systems
- [PUBLISHED] The complex relationship of AI ethics and trust in human–AI teaming: insights from advanced real-world subject matter experts
- [PUBLISHED] Nature and measurement of attention control
- Clemson Psychology Professor Richard Pak Elected to the Prestigious College of Fellows for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
- [PUBLISHED] The Relevance of Attention Control, Not Working Memory, in Human Factors
- [PUBLISHED] Enhancing component-specific trust with consumer automated systems through humanness design
- [PUBLISHED] The role of attention control in complex real-world tasks
- From “automation”to “autonomy”: CBSHS recognizes research publication and scholarship