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  • Psychology Department Faculty Fall 2017

    Your Psychology Faculty

Tyler Blake

Tyler Blake
(818) 677-3262
Office location:
SH 370C



  • Ph.D. 1977, North Carolina State University
  • M.A. 1975, California State University, Northridge
  • B.A. 1972, California State University, Northridge

Courses Taught

  • Psy 321/L - Experimental Psychology & Lab
  • Psy 356 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psy 382 - Principles of Human Factors
  • Psy 482 - Human Factors in Systems Design
  • Psy 656 - Seminar in Human Factors Principles and Applications
  • Psy 682 - Subsystem Integration in Human Factors Design

Research and Interests

1. Evolution of human factors/user experience models and techniques for design and evaluation of mobile devices and innovative technologies that provide optimal user experiences in multi-tasking, mixed performance scenarios.

2. FDA-compliant testing of consumer-based medical devices to improve safety and usability and promote patient adoption of user-centered health care Apps.  Improvement of government standards to reflect valid methodological approaches integrating quantitative and qualitative data in human factors.

3. Interactive interfaces for behaviorally-based Infographic displays and information visualization to enhance real time decision making in organizations.

4.  Adaptation of work processes to reconcile conflicts arising as a function of technology competence and generational disparities. Use of "creative destruction" methods that     form cross-disciplinary teams across generational lines to address issues of disabilities and chronic   lack of workforce retraining.