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Phone: 765-494-5132


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Thomas Redick

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Working Memory
  • Augmenting Human Cognition
  • Attention
  • Learning

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Psychological Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Cognitive Psychology


The primary focus of our research is working memory: understanding the causes and consequences of individual differences in working memory; investigating cognitive interventions to increase an individual’s working memory and related cognitive functions; optimizing augmented reality technology to minimize working memory demands during learning; and examining the measurement and psychometric properties of working memory tests. Our research combines both experimental and correlational approaches, including structural equation modeling and meta-analytic techniques.


  • PhD, 2009, Georgia Institute of Technology


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Has served as mentor for NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Experience in Research (SUPER) Fellow, Undergraduate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program, Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Current Courses

  • PSY 200 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 203 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 390 - Research Experience in Psychology
  • PSY 392H - Research-Focused Honors Program: Seminar III
  • PSY 404 - Research-Focused Honors Program: Seminar I
  • PSY 405 - Research-Focused Honors Program: Seminar II
  • PSY 498 - Senior Research
  • PSY 625 - Complex Cognitive Processes
  • PSY 633 - Augmenting Human Cognition

Selected Honors/Awards

  • James C. Naylor Award for Teaching Excellence in Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences - 2017
  • Corps of Engagement Award for Families Tackling Tough Times Together program, Steering Committee member, Purdue University - 2021
  • Wayne and Helen Townsend Writing Excellence Fund Award, Purdue University - 2021
  • University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University - 2023–2028