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About David Schuster

Dave Schuster earned his Ph.D. in Psychology specializing in applied experimental and human factors psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2013. While pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Schuster was a member of the Team Performance Laboratory at the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training. During that time, Dr. Schuster supervised multiple research projects centered on understanding individual and shared cognition in complex environments. He has conducted research in domains such as aviation, transportation security training, and military human-robot interaction. His research interests include the cognitive aspects of cybersecurity, situation awareness in human-automation teams, the impact of video games on task performance, and perceptual training for real-world pattern recognition.
Dr. Schuster’s work has appeared in Ergonomics and Human Factors. Dr. Schuster has presented at the IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support and the NATO Information Systems and Technology Panel Symposium on Emerged and Emerging Disruptive Technologies. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.


Present Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, San Jose State University

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  • STAT 115: Intermediate Statistics
  • STAT 095: Elementary Statistics
  • PSYC 173: Human Factors
  • PSYC 001: General Psychology


2013 Ph.D., University of Central Florida ‐ Applied Experimental & Human Factors Psychology
2012 M.A, University of Central Florida ‐ Applied Experimental & Human Factors Psychology
2006 B.A, University of Tampa ‐ Psychology

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