Associate Professor Samuel G Charlton
Chair of Psychology
Qualifications: BA San Jose MA, PhD New Mexico
Dr Charlton received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of New Mexico. Since then, he has held positions at the University of Albuquerque, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Mexico, the BDM Corporation, and the US Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center.
Attention, memory, skilled performance
Dr Charlton's research interests include applied cognitive psychology and human factors. Current projects are in the area of driver behaviour including driver attention, perception, & performance.
Dr Charlton is available to supervise students in a range of topics related to applied cognitive psychology including everyday memory, information representation, and skilled performance in domains such as transportation and design.
Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2017). Driving on urban roads: How we come to expect the ‘correct’ speed. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 108, 251-260. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2017.09.010
Clark, H. E., Perrone, J. A., Isler, R. B., & Charlton, S. G. (2017). Fixating on the size-speed illusion of approaching railway trains: What we can learn from our eye movements. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99, 110-113. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2016.11.013
Burdett, B. R. D., Starkey, N. J., & Charlton, S. G. (2017). The close to home effect in road crashes. Safety Science, 98, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2017.04.009
Malhotra, N., Starkey, N. J., & Charlton, S. G. (2017). Driving under the influence of drugs: Perceptions and attitudes of New Zealand drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 106, 44-52. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2017.05.011