David Pick, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology

David Pick


David Pick is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology. His research interests include; animal behavior, decision making, driving behavior, and human memory.

I started teaching non-credit VW maintenance courses while in college. The course developed into a PBS TV series called "The Bug-n-You" for WHRO in Norfolk, VA before I moved to Chapel Hill for graduate school. The series won prizes for editing. I received one fan letter...from Norman, Oklahoma. Needless to say, psychology was a better fit for me.

David Pick


(219) 989-2622


Office Location:

Purdue University Northwest, Porter Hall, 213


  • Ph.D. – Experimental Psychology, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • BS. – Psychology, Old Dominion University

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal Cognition
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Sensory Processing Human Memory

Curriculum Vitae