Professor Kathleen Mosier
Department of Psychology
San Francisco State University
Office: EP 507
Phone: 415.338.1059

PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of CA, Berkeley

Past President, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Past President, Association for Aviation Psychology

NASA Research Projects (click on APL below for more information):

Asynchronous Communication and Performance in Space Operations

CRM Issues Surrounding Single-Pilot Operations for Transport Aircraft


Applied Psychology Laboratory (APL)

APL lab members 2014

Lab members 2013-2014

(L to R) Casey LaHonta, Laura King, Savanna Valdes, Kat Gonzalez, Eric Benzel, Jessica Lam, Aman Kaur

NASA literature database project. Click the link below for a spreadsheet listing NASA and NASA-sponsored flightdeck research published between 2006-2012.

NASA NextGen Flightdeck Literature Database


Some recent publications:

Mosier, K. L. (2013).  Judgment and Prediction.  In J. D. Lee and A. Kirlik (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering (pp. 68-87).  NY:  Oxford University Press.

Mosier, K.L., Fischer, U., Morrow, D., Feigh, K., Durso, F., Sullivan, K., & Pop, V. (2013).  Automation, task, and context features:  Impacts on pilots’ judgments of human-automation interaction.  Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7, 377-399.

Mosier, K. L., Rettenmaier, P., McDearmid, M., Wilson, J., Mak, S., Raj, L., & Orasanu, J.  (2013).  Pilot/ATC Communication Conflicts:  Implications for NextGen.  International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 23, 213-226.

Mosier, K.L., & Fischer, U., Eds.  (2011). Informed by Knowledge:  Expert Performance in Complex Situations.  NJ:  Taylor and Francis.

Mosier, K. L., & Fischer, U. M. (2010). The role of affect in Naturalistic Decision Making.  Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 4, 240-255.

Mosier, K. L., & Fischer, U. M. (2010). Judgment and decision making by individuals and teams:  Issues, models and applications.  In D. Harris (Ed.), Reviews of Human Factors, Volume 6 (pp. 198-256)Santa Monica, CA:  Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Mosier, K. L., (2010). The Human in Flight:  From Kinesthetic Sense to Cognitive Sensibility.  In E. Salas & D. Maurino (Eds.), Human Factors in Aviation (pp. 147-173).  Burlington, MA:  Elsevier.

Mosier, K. L. (2009). Searching for coherence in a correspondence world. Journal of Judgment and Decision Making, 4(2), 154-163.

Mosier, K., Sethi, N, McCauley, S., Khoo, L., & Orasanu, J. (2007) What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Factors Impacting Diagnosis in the Automated Cockpit. Human Factors.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program

I/O Psychology Website

Psychology Department



Professional Links

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Association for Aviation Psychology

Society for Industial/Organizational Psychology

Bay Area Applied Psychologists

Last Revised: April 1, 2013