Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology

Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology promotes the development and application of psychological principles, knowledge, and research to improve technology, consumer products, energy systems, communication and information, transportation, decision making, work settings and living environments. The goal is safer, more effective, and more reliable systems through an improved understanding of the user's requirements. The division hosts a mid-year symposium, typically in the Washington, D.C. area in March. The division offers a mentorship program for students and new professionals (whether in academia, government, or industry positions). The division recognizes career contributions through the George E. Briggs Dissertation Award, the Earl A. Alluisi Award for Early Career Contributions, and the Franklin C. Taylor Award for Outstanding Career contributions to the field. Members receive the Division 21 Newsletter, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, and membership on an email list and website that hosts discussions and job information.



Frank A. Drews, PhD,  University of Utah, Salt Lake City 
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Elizabeth L. Blickensderfer, PhD



Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (quarterly)
Editor: Wendy Rogers, PhD, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Online newsletter

Division 21 Newsletter
Editor: Meghan Rogers, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta

Read about Division 21 in the Monitor

Human error or designer error?
Applied experimental and engineering psychologists combine technology and psychology to improve human performance.

Division Meetings

Contact Information

APA Division Services
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-6013