• Profile: Dr. D. Alfred Owens '72
Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology
Psychology, Biological Foundations of Behavior, Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind




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


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.