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  • D. A. Owens

    Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology
    Office: LSP132D
    Summary: Perception and Action, Human Performance, History of Psychology

    Professional Biography

    Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1976
    M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1974
    B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1972

    Research Interests

    Perception and Action
    Human Performance
    History of Psychology


    Andre, J. T., & Owens, D. A.  (in press). The Twilight envelope: A user-centered approach to describing roadway illumination at night.  Human Factors, forthcoming.

    Owens, D. A., Wood, J., Woolf, M., & Whittam, D.  (in press).  Effects of age and illumination on driving performance.  In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Vision in Vehicles, forthcoming.

    Owens, D. A.  (2000).  Review of Nicholas Wade’s A Natural History of Vision.  Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 36 (1), 50-52.

    Owens, D. A.  (1999).  The twilight concept versus a computer model: Alternate approaches to understanding visibility.  Transportation Research Record, forthcoming.

    Owens, D. A., & Tyrrell, R. A. (1999).  Effects of luminance, blur, and age on nighttime visual guidance:  A test of the selective degradation hypothesis.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 5 (2), 1 - 14.