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Tufts University
Department of Psychology
Psychology Building
Room 206
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-3765

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Richard A. Chechile
Professor of Psychology - Currently
Professor Emeritus
- Effective January 1, 2021


Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1973


Richard Chechile received his B.S. and M.S. in physics from Case-Western Reserve University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1973, he has been a member of the faculty at Tufts University. He is the past president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. He is a member of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, the Psychonomics Society, and the American Statistical Association.

Research interests include memory, mathematical psychology, cognitive psychology, pattern recognition, statistics, human factors, and decision making. He has an active program for developing and utilizing measurement methods for studying underlying cognitive processes, e.g., separately measuring the storage and retrieval contributions to the loss of memory. Professor Chechile teaches Advanced Statistics I and II, Mathematical Psychology, Cognition, Perception-Cognition Laboratory, and Memory and Retention.