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Robert W. Proctor

Contact Information
Email: rproctor |at| purdue.edu
Office: PSYC 3150 Map
Phone: (765) 494-0784
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Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences

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Education


Ph.D. University of Texas - Arlington Psychology 1975

Research Interests


Human Performance, Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, and Experimental Research Methods. Focusing on Stimulus-Response Compatibility Effects and Response Selection.

Teaching Interests


Human factors; Attention and Performance

Grants


National Institute of Aging
National Science Foundation
U.S. Army Research Office

Publications


Proctor, R. W., Zhang, Y., & Vu, K.-P. L. (2013). Older and younger adults show comparable affective compatibility and Simon effects. Experimental Aging Research, 39, 44-69.

Jeong, K.-A., Salvendy, G., & Proctor, R. W. (2013). Smart-home interface design: Layout organization adapted to Americans' and Koreans' cognitive styles. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries, 23, 322-335.

Luo, C., & Proctor, R. W. (2013). Asymmetry of congruency effects in spatial Stroop tasks can be eliminated. Acta Psychologica, 143, 7-13.

Proctor, R. W. (2013). Stimulus affect valence may influence mapping-rule selection, but it does not reverse the spatial compatibility effect: Reinterpretation of Conde et al. (2011). Psychology & Neuroscience, 6, 3-6.

Proctor, R. W., Yamaguchi, M., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013). Dissociation of S-R compatibility and Simon effects with mixed tasks and mappings. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 593-609.

Proctor, R. W., Zhang, Y., & Vu, K.-P. L. (2013). Older and younger adults show comparable affective compatibility and Simon effects. Experimental Aging Research, 39, 44-69.

So, J. C. Y., Proctor, R. W., Dunston, P. S., & Wang, X. (2013). Better retention of skill operating a simulated hydraulic excavator after part-task than whole-task training. Human Factors, 55, 449-460.

Chen, J., & Proctor, R. W. (2012). Influence of category identity on letter matching: Conceptual penetration of visual processing or response competition? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 716-729. "

Cho, Y. S., Bae, G. Y., & Proctor, R. W. (2012) . Referential coding contributes to the horizontal SMARC effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 726-734.

Cho, Y. S., Choi, J. M., & Proctor, R. W. (2012). Likelihood of attending to the color word modulates Stroop interference. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 416-429.

Baroni, G., Pellicano, A., Lugli, L., Nicoletti, R., & Proctor, R. W. (2012) . Influence of temporal overlap on the time course of the Simon effect. Experimental Psychology, 59, 88-98.

Kim, K., Proctor, R. W., & Salvendy, G. (2012). The relation between usability and business success in cell phones. Behaviour and Information Technology, 31, 969-982.

Miles, J. D., & Proctor, R. W. (2012). Correlations between spatial compatibility effects: Are arrows more like locations or words? Psychological Research, 76, 777-791.

Proctor, R. W., & Chen, J. (2012). Dissociating influences of key and hand separation on the Stroop color-identification effect. Acta Psychologica, 141, 39-47.

Shin, Y. K., & Proctor, R. W. (2012). Testing boundary conditions of the ideomotor hypothesis using a delayed response task. Acta Psychologica, 141, 360-372.

Yamaguchi, M., & Proctor, R. W. (2012). Multidimensional vector model of stimulus-response compatibilitity. Psychological Review, 119, 272-303.

Zeng, L., Proctor, R. W., & Salvendy, G. (2012). User-based assessment of web site creativity: A review and appraisal. Behaviour and Information Technology, 31, 383-400.

Zhang, Y., Proctor, R. W., & Wegner, D. T. (2012). Approach-avoidance actions or categorization? A matching account of reference valence effects in affective S-R compatibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 609-616.

Proctor, R. W. (2011). Playing the Simon game: Use of the Simon task for investigating human information processing. Acta Psychologica, 136, 182-188.

Proctor, R. W. et al. (2011). Understanding and improving cross-cultural decision making in design and use of digital media: A research agenda. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 27, 151-190.

Zeng, L., Proctor, R. W., & Salvendy, G. (2011). Can traditional divergent thinking tests be trusted to measure and predict real-world creativity? Creativity Research Journal, 23, 24-37.

Cho, D. (T.), & Proctor, R. W. (2010). The object-based Simon effect: Grasping affordance or relative location of the graspable part? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception, and Performance, 36, 853-861.

Jeong, K.-A., Salvendy, G., & Proctor, R. W. (2010). Smart home design and operation preferences of Americans and Koreans. Ergonomics, 53, 636-660.

Miles, J. D., & Proctor, R. W. (2010). Attention is required for the acquisition but not expression of new spatial associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1554-1560.

Proctor, R. W., & Vu, K.-P. L. (2010). Cumulative knowledge and progress in human factors. Annual Review of Psychology, 61, 623-651

Proctor, R. W., & Vu, K.-P. L. (2010). Universal and culture-specific effects of display-control compatibility. American Journal of Psychology, 123, 425-435.

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