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Associate Professor Samuel G Charlton

Samuel Charlton

Chair of Psychology

Qualifications: BA San Jose MA, PhD New Mexico

About Samuel

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.

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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

  • Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2017). Memory for everyday driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, -online. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2017.06.007

  • Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2017). Drivers' mental representations of familiar rural roads. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 50, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.01.003

  • Malhotra, N., Charlton, S. G., Starkey, N. J., & Masters, R. (2017). Driving speed choice: The role of conscious monitoring and control (reinvestment) when driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, -online. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2017.06.006

Find more research publications by Samuel Charlton


Psychology; Transport

Attention, memory, skilled performance

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Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Charlton, AProf Samuel 9225 samiam K.1.13 School of Psychology

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