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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


Recruiting graduate students for Fall 2024 admission


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

  • Member, Psychological Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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