Journal Publications


Rupp, M. A., Gentzler, M. D., & Smither, J. A. (2016). Driving under the influence of distraction: Examining dissociations between risk perception and engagement in distracted driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 20, 220-230. doi:10.1007/s12144-015-9318-x


Fund, I., & McConnell, D.S. (2015). Usability of various input devices on a steering task (bachelor’s thesis). University of Central Florida, Florida, FL.

Rupp, M. A., McConnell, D. S., & Smither, J. A. (2015). Examining the relationship between action video game experience and performance in a distracted driving task. Current Psychology, 35, 1-21. doi:10.1007/s12144-015-9318-x

Rupp, M. A., Oppold, P., & McConnell, D. S. (2015). Evaluating input device usability as a function of task difficulty in a tracking task. Ergonomics, 58(5), 722-735. doi:10.1080/00140139.2014.988755


Rupp, M.A., Oppold, P., & McConnell, D.S. (2015). Evaluating input device usability as a function of task difficulty in a tracking task. Ergonomics, 1-14. doi:10.1080/00140139.2014.988755

Harris, P.B., Houston, J.M., Vazquez, J.A., Smither, J.A., Harms, J., & Dahlke, J.A. (2014).  The Prosocial and Aggressive Driving Inventory (PADI): A self-report measure of safe and unsafe driving behaviors. Accident Analysis & Prevention 72, 1-8.


Boyce, M.W., Fekety, D.K., & Smither, J.A. (2013).  Resource consumption and simulator driving performance using adaptive controls, Assistive technology 25 (3), 158-165.


Gentzler, M. D., & Smither, J. A. (2012). Using practical ergonomic evaluations in the restaurant industry to enhance safety and comfort: a case study. A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rebahilitation, 41, 5529-5531. doi:10.3233/WOR-2012-0872-5529

Gentzler, M. D., & Smither, J. A. (2012). A literature review of major perceptual, cognitive, and/or physical test batteries for older drivers. Work, 41(1), 5381-5383. doi:10.3233/WOR-2012-0825-5381

Ledbetter, J. L., Boyce, M. W., Fekety, D. K., Sawyer, B., & Smither, J. A. (2012). Examining the impact of age and multitasking on motorcycle conspicuity. Work, 41(1), 5384-5385. doi:10.3233/WOR-2012-0826-5384

Michaelis, JR, McConnell, DS, & Smither, JA. (2012). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder’s effects on individuals’ scan paths during a simulated drive. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41, 5833-5835.

Mouloua, M., Ahern, A., Quevedo, A., Jaramillo, D., Rinalducci, E., Smither, J., . . . Brill, C. (2012). The effects of iPod and text-messaging use on driver distraction: a bio-behavioral analysis. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41, 5886-5888

Rupp, M., McConnell, DS, & Smither, JA. (2012). Determining skill transferability of action games as a method to reduce in-vehicle phone distractions. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41, 5880-5881.

Smither, J.A., Gentzler, M., & Kennedy, R.S. (2012). Movement-in-depth, cognitive impairment, and crash risk. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41, 5386-5388.

McConnell, D.S. & Bohan, M. (In Press). Visual and physical components of the index of difficulty for indirect pointing movements. Acta Psychologia.


Smither, J.A. & Gentzler, M. (2011). Assessment of the at-risk older driver. In J. P. Heckles and L. M. Bergen (Eds.), Aging: Mental Aspects, Social Welfare, and Health. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, NY.


Smither, J.A. & Torrez, L. (2010). Motorcycle conspicuity: Effects of age and daytime running lights. Human Factors, 52(3), 355-369. doi: 10.1177/0018720810374613

Smither, J.A. & Kennedy, R. S. (2010). A portable device for dynamic visual acuity. Applied Ergonomics 41(2), 266-273. doi: 10.4017/gt.2009.

McConnell, D.S. (2010). Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Psychology, 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

Bohan, M., McConnell, D.S., Chaparro, A., & Thompson, S.G. (2010). The effects of visual magnification and physical movement scale on the manipulation of a tool with indirect vision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16(1), 33-44.


Smither, J.A., Mouloua, M., Kennedy, R.S., & Gentzler, M. (2009). Driving, aging, and temporal factors in vision: An exploratory study. Gerontechnology, 8 (3), 140-149. doi: 10.1016

Mouloua, M., Smither, J. A., & Kennedy, R. S. (2009). Space adaptation syndrome and perceptual training. In: D.A. Vincenzi., J.A. Wise, M. Mouloua., and P.A. Hancock, (Eds.). Human Factors in Simulation and Training. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.


Smither, J.A., Mouloua, M., & Kennedy, R.S. (2008). Reducing the symptomotology of the space adaptation syndrome through perceptual training. International Journal of Aviation Psychology. 18(4), 1–14.

Commarford, P., Lewis, J., Smither, J.A., & Gentzler, M. (2008). Re-examining the upper limit for acceptable number of menu items for a speech-based interactive voice response system. Human Factors, 50 (1), 77-91.