Rick Hullinger

Rick Hullinger

Senior Lecturer, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Pedagogy


  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science, Indiana University, 2011
  • B.S., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996
  • B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996

Research interests

As an instructor, I am deeply interested in studying pedagogical issues in post-secondary education. Specifically, I am drawn towards the interface between technology and the classroom – electronic textbooks, student response systems, internet access during class time, interactive applets, etc. – and the effects that technology can have on learning.

Professional Experience

  • P101/P102 - Introduction to Psychology
  • P199 - Careers in Psychology
  • P211 - Methods of Experimental Psychology
  • P335 - Cognitive Psychology
  • K300 - Statistical Techniques
  • C105 - Brains & Minds, Robots & Computers


  • College of Arts and Sciences Trustees Teaching Award – Indiana University, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Graduate Student), Cognitive Science - Indiana University, 2011
  • Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student in Psychology - Indiana University, 2009

Representative publications

Evolution of attention in learning. In: N. Schmajuk (Ed.), Computational Models of Classical Conditioning (2010)
Kruschke, J.K., & Hullinger, R.H.
Cambridge University Press.. 10 – 52

An Evolutionary Analysis of Learned Attention (2014)
Richard A. Hullinger, John K. Kruschke, Peter M. Todd
Cognitive Science A Multidisciplinary Journal, 39 (9),