Gary Bradshaw

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Professor Emeritus

Web-based Education, Individual Differences

Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, 1984



  • B.A., University of Missouri, 1974
  • M.A., University of Missouri, 1979
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1984

Research Interests

  • Web-based education
  • Individual differences
  • Decision-making and errors
  • Complex problem solving
  • Psychology of scientific discovery and invention


Representative Publications

Langley, P.W., Simon, H.A., Bradshaw, G.L., and Zytkow, J.M. (1987). Scientific Discovery: A Computational Account of the Creative Process, Boston: MIT Press.

Bradshaw, G.L. (1993). Beyond Animal Language. In H.L. Roitblat, L.M. Herman, & P. Nachtigall (Eds.), Language and Communication: Comparative Perspectives (pp. 25-44). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bradshaw, G.L., & Shaw, D. (1992). Forecasting solar flares: Experts and AI systems. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 53, 135-157.

Bradshaw, G.L. (accepted pending revisions) Heuristics and strategies of invention: Lessons from the invention of the airplane. Cognitive Science.

Bradshaw, G.L., McCarley, N., & Steinman, B. (2002). ePsych: Interactive demonstrations and experiments in psychology. Behavioral Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 34, 231-233.

Talleur, D.A., Taylor, H.L., Emanuel, T. W., Jr., Rantanen, E., and Bradshaw, G.L. (2003). Personal Computer Aviation Training Devices: Determining Effectiveness for Maintaining Instrument Currency. The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 13, 387-399.

Brou, R. J., Doane, S. M., Bradshaw, G. L., Giesen, J. M., & Jodlowski, M. T. (2005). The role of individual differences in dynamic team performance. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference (pp. 1238-1242). Orlando, FL.

Bradshaw, G.L. (2005). Multimedia Textbooks and Student Learning. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 1. Available at