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Tianfang Han

Assistant Professor


Student Health Center 218

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Tianfang Han teaches courses in human cognition and human factors. His research focuses on human attention systems and driving behaviors.

  • Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Purdue University, 2023
  • M.S. Cognitive Psychology, Purdue University, 2020
  • B.S. Psychology, Peking University, 2014

Tianfang Han's research focuses on both basic and applied (human factors) aspects of cognitive psychology. In basic research, Han investigates the mechanisms underlying alertness (or temporal preparation), which is regarded as a basic component of human attention system. He is also interested in how conflicting information affects task performance and interacts with preparation processes. In the area of human factors, Han studies the driving behaviors and mutual vehicle interactions in roundabouts and other risk-related scenarios using his experience and knowledge from basic research.

  • Alertness and temporal preparation
  • Cognitive control
  • Stimulus-response compatibility
  • Human factors

  • Sequential Modulation in Phasic Alertness Paradigm
  • Effect on Phasic Alertness on Cognitive Control
  • Difference Between Arrows and Gazes in Attention Tasks

Psychology & Communication

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communication
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: 208-885-6324

Fax: 208-885-7710


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