Caroline Crump
Caroline Crump, Ph.D., CXLT
Senior Scientist
Human Factors & Industrial Engineering
  • Los Angeles

Dr. Crump incorporates her expertise in human cognitive and sensory processing into her analyses of human performance issues in a variety of day-to-day and accident contexts. Specifically, she examines issues related to attention and distraction, reaction time, stress and fatigue, visual perception, memory formation and malleability, decision-making, and physiological limitations on information processing and performance. Dr. Crump’s work is applicable to scenarios including transportation accidents; consumer interaction with automated vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles; warnings, instructions, and consumer product safety; eyewitness perception and memory; and slips, trips, and falls.

Through her training and research, Dr. Crump is experienced in the design and execution of studies that involve human subjects testing, on-road testing, eye-tracking analyses, survey questionnaires, and observational methodologies. Dr. Crump has also utilized large-scale databases to quantify accident risk and identify the types of accidents associated with various activities or products. As well, she is able to collect physical measurements of light and sound to evaluate visibility and audibility, and measurements of strength and forces exerted by drivers, both in highly controlled and in real-world settings. Combined with a critical review of literature, she can concisely synthesize the results to help clients understand typical human behavior in and responses to certain situations.

Dr. Crump graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Psychology and subsequently completed postdoctoral training at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. In her time at UCLA, she utilized behavioral and electrophysiological techniques to study human visual perception (including color, luminance, and peripheral vision) and attention to emotional stimuli, in both non-psychiatric and clinically depressed populations. Her work was supported by awards from UCLA and the National Institutes for Health.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2012
  • M.S., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012–2013

    Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified English XL Tribometrist (CXLT)

Publications

Crump C, Cades, D, Lester B, Reed S, Barakat B, Milan L, Young D. Differing perceptions of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Proceedings, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016; 60(1):861-865.

Cades D, Crump C, Lester B, Young D. Driver distraction and Advanced Vehicle Assistive Systems (ADAS): Investigating effects on driver behavior. In NA Stanton et al (Eds) Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation. 2016.

Kim R, Crump C, Harley E, Nauhaus G, Yigit-Eilliott S. Store-related injuries to children and adults. Proceedings, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2015; 59(1):1457–1461.

Barakat B, Crump C, Cades D, Rauschenberger R, Schwark J, Hildebrand E, Young D. Eye tracking evaluation of driver visual behavior with a Forward Collision Warning and Mitigation system. Proceedings, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2015; 59(1):1321–1325.

Crump C, Cades D, Rauschenberger R, Hildebrand E, et al. Driver reactions in a vehicle with collision warning and mitigation technology. SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1411, 2015. doi:10.4271/2015-01-1411.

Jain FA, Cook IA, Leuchter AF, Hunter AM, Davydov DM, Ottaviani C, Tartter M, Crump C, Shapiro D. Heart rate variability and treatment outcome in major depression: A pilot study. International Journal of Psychophysiology 2014; 93:204–210.

Crump C, Cades D, Rauschenberger R, Hildebrand EA, Young DE. Dynamic on-road method for evaluation of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Proceedings, 3rd Annual World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering, pp. 77–81, San Antonio, TX, October 20–22, 2014. ISBN: 97819384960-2-8.

Crump CM, Kishore SA, Zaidel E. Focus on the positive: Anxiety modulates the effects of emotional stimuli on hemispheric attention. Brain & Cognition 2013; 83:52–60. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.06.006

Presentations


Crump, C. Risk assessment and user compliance with safety information. Presentation at the Central Texas Product Safety Engineering Society, Austin, TX, 2016.

Crump, C. Risk assessment and user compliance with safety information. Presentation at the IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Anaheim, CA, 2016.

Crump, C. Human factors implications of Active Safety Systems. Presentation at the Society of Automotive Engineers Active Safety Systems Symposium, Plymouth, MI, 2015.

McCaa M, Crump CM, Zaidel E. Hemispheric attention: A preliminary analysis of the effect of emotional context and cue. Poster presented at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.

Abeson K, Crump CM, Zaidel E. The mask of sinistrality: Left-handedness reduces the cognitive effects of anxiety. Poster presented at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.

Gobrial M, Crump CM, Zaidel E. The effects of anxiety on Inhibition of Return. Poster presented at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2010.

Zelaya J, Crump CM, Zaidel E. Is the N170 sensitive to emotions in facial stimuli? Poster presented at the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Stanford, CA, 2010.

Crump CM, Zaidel E. Anxiety affects luminance discrimination in the right hemisphere. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

Crump CM, Kishore SA, Mezina A, Zaidel E. Anxiety modulates the effects of emotion on spatial orienting. Poster presented at The Neuroscience of Emotion Conference, Medford, MA, 2009.

Crump CM, Zaidel E. Anxiety level modulates attention bias in the lateralized dot probe task. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Academic Appointments

Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, 2011

Teaching Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, 2008-2012

Teaching Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Communication Studies, 2010-2012

Professional Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Society for Neuroscience

Society of Automotive Engineers

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2012
  • M.S., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012–2013

    Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified English XL Tribometrist (CXLT)