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Kent L. Norman
American cognitive psychology professor, researcher, and author; cyberpsychology subject matter expertwd:Q6391846
country of citizenship:
United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Iowa, Southern Methodist University, Hillcrest High School
occupation: psychologist, author, cognitive scientist, lecturer
position held: associate professor
Kent L. Norman is an American cognitive psychologist and an expert on computer rage. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1969 and earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Iowa in 1973.Norman was an associate professor of Psychology. at the University of Maryland, College Park. He retired January 2018.
In 1983, Norman co-founded the Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes (LAPDP) as an affiliate of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). The LAPDP studies the cognitive side of the human/computer interface, with an emphasis on the processes of judgment and decision making. Research in the LAPDP has received corporate support from AT&T, Sperry, and IBM and United States federal agency support from NASA, NSF, NRL, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Norman designed and wrote the HyperCourseware software system, in 1990, for the preparation and presentation of materials and the processes of education in a virtual learning environment. HyperCourseware has been utilized in the multimedia Teaching Theaters at the University of Maryland, College Park.
In 1997, Norman worked with the Center for the Design of Distance Education Methodology at the Open University of Israel and collaborated on new methods of Internet distance education.
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