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Div. 21 President's Message
Welcome to Div. 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology). The division was founded in 1957, with two distinguished psychologists, Paul M. Fitts and Franklin V. Taylor, chosen as the initial president and president-elect, respectively. From the beginning, the division has promoted application of psychological research and the resulting knowledge to the design of interactions of humans with systems of varying complexity. The division is as vital today as ever before due to the rapid implementation of technologies that were barely imaginable only a few years ago. Division members are engaged in research and design activities at the forefront of technological developments in academic, industrial and governmental settings, often in the context of interdisciplinary teams. Their overriding goal is to ensure that users are able to interact with the implemented technologies effectively to maximize safety, productivity and reliability of the entire system.
Robert Proctor, PhD
Div. 21 President (2018)