IntroductionWelcome to the academic website of Darryl W. Schneider. I conduct research on Cognitive Psychology and teach courses in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University.
My research is focused on understanding the relationship between attention, memory, and cognitive control, primarily in the domain of task switching. I explore this relationship by conducting behavioral experiments and developing computational models. My research interests also include experimental and modeling work on topics such as selective attention, alertness, associative recognition, multiple-choice behavior, and speed-accuracy tradeoffs.
I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I received my B.Sc. (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2003. I then moved to the United States to attend graduate school and I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2008. From 2008 to 2013, I conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University. I have been a faculty member at Purdue University since 2013. I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2019.