Dr. Nathan Tenhundfeld

Assistant Professor, Psychology


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 206K
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Tenhundfeld grew up in Virginia and attended UVA for his bachelors in Psychology. After working for a year at Spring Hill College in Mobile AL, he moved to Fort Collins, CO to get his PhD at Colorado State University. In his free time he loves doing Brazilian jiu jitsu, working in his woodshop, and being outdoors with his two dogs.

Dr. Nathan Tenhundfeld's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Colorado State University
  • M.S., Cognitive Psychology, Colorado State University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia

Honors & Awards

  • Raja Parasuraman Award for Scientific Impact (Neuroergonomics Society)


  • Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing (ATTAC) Lab
  • APA's Division 19 - Society for Military Psychology
  • Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES)

Recent Publications

  • Tenhundfeld, N.L.,​ Demir, M., & de Visser, E.J., (2020). ​An Argument for Trust Assessment in Human-Machine Interaction: Overview and Call for Integration. Manuscript submitted.

  • de Visser, E.J., ​Tenhundfeld, N.L.,​ Donadio, B.T., Ries, A.J., Kim, B., Phillips, E.,Tossell, C.C. (2020). ​Paving the Way Towards Autonomous Parking Valets: On the Costs and Benefits of Trusting Automated Parking Assist Systems.​ Manuscript submitted.

  • Witt, J.K., Parnes, J.E., & ​Tenhundfeld, N.L., ​(2020). Wielding a gun increases judgments of others as holding guns: a randomized controlled trial. ​Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications​, ​5​(1)​,​ 1 – 17.

  • Tenhundfeld, N.L. ​& Witt, J.K. (2020). Human and Machine: Evaluating whether action automation influences visual perception. ​Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics​, ​82(6), ​3234-3249.

  • Tenhundfeld, N.L., ​de Visser, E.J., Ries, A.J., Finomore, V.S., & Tossell, C.C. (2020).Trust and distrust of automated parking in a Tesla Model X. ​Human Factors, 62​(2),​​194 – 210.

  • Tenhundfeld, N.L.,​ Parnes, J., Conner, B.T., & Witt, J.K. (2020). Development of apsychometrically valid gun attitude scale. ​Current Psychology, 39​(1), 279 - 286.

  • Tenhundfeld, N.L., ​de Visser, E.J., Haring, K.S., Ries, A.J., Finomore, V.S., & Tossell, C.C. (2019). Calibrating trust in automation through familiarity with the autoparking feature of a Tesla Model X. ​Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 13(4), ​279 – 294.

  • Laitin, E., Tymoski, M.J., ​Tenhundfeld, N.L., ​& Witt, J.K. (2019). The Uphill Battle for Action-Specific Perception. ​Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 81​(3),778 - 793

  • Witt, J.K., ​Tenhundfeld, N.L.​, & Tymoski, M.R. (2018). Is there a chastity belt on perception? ​Psychological Science, 29​(1), 139-146.

  • Tenhundfeld, N.L.​, & Witt, J.K. (2017). Distances on hills look farther than distances on flat ground: Evidence from converging measures. ​Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79​(4), 1165-1181​.