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Dr. Neil Charness

Carnegie-Mellon University, 1974

The William G. Chase Professor of Psychology

Director, Institute for Successful Longevity

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Dr. Charness is considering recruiting a graduate student for Fall of 2022

Research Interests

Human factors approach to understanding aging and technology use; designing technology to enable aging adults with cognitive impairment to participate more fully in society.

Current Research

  1. Human Factors approach to understanding design and use of technology by an aging population. The CREATE IV project is part of a Program Project grant funded by NIA.

  2. Aging Driver and Pedestrian Safety Research. Conducted in collaboration with the FSU University Transportation Center: Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (ASAP).

Selected Publications

Charness, N. (2019). A Framework for Choosing Technology Interventions to Promote Successful Longevity: Prevent, Rehabilitate, Augment, Substitute (PRAS). Gerontology, 1-7. DOI: 10.1159/000502141

Souders, D. J., Charness, N., Roque, N. A., & Pham, H. (2019). Aging: Older Adults’ Driving Behavior Using Longitudinal and Lateral Warning Systems. Human Factors,

Czaja, S. J., Boot, W. R., Charness, N., & Rogers, W. A. (2019). Designing for older adults: Principles and creative human factors approaches (3rd Edition). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Boot, W., Charness, N., Czaja, S., Rogers, W. (2020). Designing for Older Adults: Case Studies, Methods, and Tools. Boca Raton: CRC Press,


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