Richard Schweickert

Professor of Psychological Sciences, Purdue Unversity

Office: Peirce 365 A

Phone: (317) 494-7986

Fax: (317) 496-1264


Ph.D. (1979) University of Michigan (Psychology)

M.A. (1972) Indiana University (Mathematics)

B.A. (1968) University of Santa Clara (Mathematics, Honors Program)


Research focuses on discovering the organization of mental processes through analysis of reaction times, accuracy, and evoked potentials; and on understanding working memory.

Associate Editor:

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Editorial Boards:

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, (1985-1989, 1991-1994). Journal of Mathematical Psychology, (1986- )

Society memberships

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, American Psychological Society; Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, Operations Research Society of America, Pi Mu Epsilon, Psychonomic Society, Sigma Xi, Society for Mathematical Psychology (President, 1990-1991), and Society for Psychophysiological Research.

Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Recent publications

Some Publications Representative of Research Interests:

Schweickert, R. (1993). A multinomial processing tree model for degradation and redintegration in immediate recall. Memory & Cognition, 21, 168-175.

Schweickert, R. and Wang, Z. (1993). Effects on response time of factors selectively influencing processes in acyclic task networks with OR gates. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 46, 1-30.

Schweickert, R., & Fisher, D. L. (1987). Stochastic network models. In G. Salvendy (Ed.), Handbook of human factors. New York: Wiley.

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