Purdue University

Department of Psychological Sciences

Learning and Memory


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Learning and Memory

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Learning and Memory area specializes in research and theory in instrumental/operant conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, motivation, and animal perception and cognition. The area faculty primarily work with non- human animals, and their specific interests currently include topics such as categorization and acquired equivalence, numerosity discriminations, reward memories and outcome expectancies, serial learning, reward schedule effects, modulatory and other conditioning processes in feeding, and the neural substrates of learning and memory. Faculty in other areas (e.g., Cognitive and Clinical) have research interests complementing those of the Learning & Memory faculty, thus providing good opportunities for collaborative research and other interactions. Students primarily interested in the study of human memory, however, should apply through the Cognitive area.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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