Gerald Matthews
Senior Scientist

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Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge

B.A. in Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge

Gerald Matthews obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. He joined the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida in 2013, having previously held a faculty position at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on human factors, cognitive models of personality and individual differences, and task-induced states of stress and fatigue. Current interests include driver stress and distraction, automation and fatigue in operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), assessment of individual differences in cognitive bias, and the role of emotional intelligence in tactical decision-making. Much of his work concerns the multidimensional assessment of task stress using the Dundee Stress State Questionnaire. He has published over 300 journal articles and book chapters, and several co-authored books including Human Performance: Cognition, Stress and Individual Differences, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth, and Personality Traits. He is co-editor for the 2012 Handbook of Operator Fatigue. His research has been supported by Department of Defence agencies, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, British research councils, and Procter and Gamble. He has been elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and President of the Traffic and Transportation Psychology division of the International Association for Applied Psychology. He is an associate editor for Personality and Individual Differences.
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