Mike Wogalter

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Dr. Michael Wogalter, 1997, United States

The Research Institute was privileged to host Michael S. Wogalter, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University as one of two Visiting Scholars in 1997.  Dr. Wogalter applied his expertise in human factors psychology to the Institute’s cognitive ergonomics research endeavors. He played a key role in the development of research projects involving safety communications at the Institute. One concerned graphics-related and perceptual variables that predict safety symbol comprehension. Another concerned the relative importance of components in safety signs.  A third concerned safety behavior as function of presentation method.  Additionally, together with colleagues at the Institute, he analyzed definitions of the discipline of human factors and ergonomics to determine core concepts