Caroline Crump
Caroline Crump, Ph.D.
Managing Scientist
Human Factors
Los Angeles

Dr. Crump specializes in examining factors that affect human information processing and reaction time, such as attention and distraction, visual perception, stress and fatigue, memory and experience, and physiological conditions. Dr. Crump has applied her expertise in transportation scenarios involving driver response, children’s understanding of hazards, and operator interaction with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs); analyses of consumer product safety involving user information-seeking and compliance with warnings and instructions; premises liability claims involving perception and memory of alleged walkway defects, cracks, and odors; and perception and decision-making in emergency situations.

Dr. Crump graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Psychology, emphasizing Cognitive Neuroscience. She subsequently completed postdoctoral training at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. In her time at UCLA, she studied human visual perception (including color, luminance, and peripheral vision) and attention to emotional stimuli, in both non-psychiatric and clinically depressed populations. Through her training and research, Dr. Crump is skilled in the design, execution, and evaluation of studies that involve human subjects testing, on-road testing, eye-tracking analyses, survey questionnaires, and observational methodologies. She also utilizes large-scale databases to quantify accident risk and identify common accident modes associated with various activities or products. Combined with a critical review of literature, Dr. Crump can concisely synthesize the results to help clients understand typical human behavior in and responses to specific situations.

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

Publications

Crump, C, Bui, Y. Children’s cycling speeds. SAE Technical Paper, in press.

Hoyos C, Lester BD, Crump C, Cades DM, Young D. Consumer perceptions, understanding, and expectations of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and vehicle automation. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 1888-1892). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, Sept. 2018.

Jonas R, Crump C, Brinkerhoff R, Krake A. et al. Variability in circumstances underlying pedal errors: An investigation using the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey. SAE Technical Paper 2018-01-0493, 2018, doi:10.4271/2018-01-0493.

Crump C, Brinkerhoff R, Young D. Passenger seat belt usage rates on shuttle buses. Proceedings, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017; 1674-1678

Cades DM, Carey MR, Crump C, Cloninger C, Young D. Drivers and driverless vehicle revolution: understanding the changing role of the driver. Westlaw Journal Automotive 36 (24), May 31, 2017.

Sharpe SS, Brinkerhoff R, Crump C, Young D. Accelerator-to-brake transition movements during on-road stopping in an older population. SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-1396.

Moorman H, Niles A, Crump C, Krake A, Lester B, Milan L et al. Lane-keeping behavior and cognitive load with use of Lane Departure Warning. SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-1407, 2017. doi: 10.4271/2017-01-1407.

Cades DM, Crump C, Cloninger, C, Young, D. Drivers and the driverless vehicle revolution: Understanding the changing role of the driver. Article presented at the Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability Meeting, 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Crump C, Krake A, Lester BD, Moorman HG, Cades DM, Young D. Driver behavior with passive and active vehicle safety systems. TRB Annual Meeting, 2017.

Leuchter AF, Hunter AM, Jain FA, Tartter M, Crump C, Cook IA. Escitalopram but not placebo modulates brain rhythmic oscillatory activity in the first week of treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. J Psychatr Res 2017; 84:174-183.

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-Elliott 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. Understanding odors, cracks, and mold during or after remediation. Presentation at the First Party Claims Conference, Warwick, RI, 2018.

Brinkerhoff R, Crump C, Nauhaus G. The impact of natural shadows on visibility. 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, FL, July, 2018.

Crump C, Brinkerhoff R, Young D. Passenger seat belt usage rates on shuttle buses. Presentation at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2017.

Crump C, Krake A, Lester BD, Moorman HG, Cades DM, Young D. Driver behavior with passive and active vehicle safety systems. Poster presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., 2017.

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.

Kim R, Crump C, Harley E, Nauhaus G, Yigit-Elliott S. Store-related injuries to children and adults. Presentation at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.

Crump C, Cades D, Rauschenberger R, Hildebrand EA, Young DE. Dynamic on-road method for evaluation of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Presentation at the 3rd Annual World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering, San Antonio, TX, 2014.

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

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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