David Pick

Photo of Dave Pick Name: David Pick


Dept/Program: Behavioral Sciences

Office: Porter Hall 211D

Phone #: (219) 989-2622

E-mail: PICK@purduecal.edu


Institution Degree Major Year
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Ph. D. Experimental Psychology 1984
Old Dominion University B.S. Psychology 1975


Elementary Psychology

Sensory Perceptual Processing

Human Memory



Chair of the Faculty Senate (2013-2014)

Psychonomics Society



Pick, D.F., Specker, S., Vu, K.,-P.L., & Proctor, R.W. (2013). Effects of face and inanimate-object contexts on stimulus-response compatibility. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, published first on line 25 September 2013.

Proctor, R.W., Wang, D.-Y., and Pick, D.F.. (2009). Strategy changes as a function of payoffs for individual tasks in a multitasking environment, Behavior Research Methods, 41, 705-716.

Wang, D.-Y., Proctor, R. W., & Pick, D. F. (2007).  Acquisition and transfer of attention allocation strategies in a multiple-task work environment.  Human Factors, 49, 995-1004.

Wang, D.-Y., Pick, D. F., Proctor, R. W., & Yi.  Y.   (2007).  Effect of a side collision-avoidance signal on simulated driving with a navigation system.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Stevenson, WA.

Wang, D.-Y., Proctor, R. W., & Pick, D. F. (2007). Coding controlled and triggered cursor movements as action effects: Influences on the auditory Simon affect for wheel-rotation responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 657-669.

Wang, D.-Y. D., Pick, D. F., Proctor, R. W., Cho, Y. S., & Patel, D.  (2007).  Contribution of Sound to Perception of CVT Performance.  SAE 2006 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Paper No. 2006-01-0814. Society of Automotive Engineers:  Warrendale, PA.

Proctor, R. W., Vu, K.-P. L., & Pick, D. F. (2006). A deficit in effortful selection of cued responses for older adults. Journal of Motor Behavior, 38, 265-284.

Proctor R.W., Pick, D.F., Vu, K.-P.L., & Anderson, R.E. (2005).  The enhanced Simon effect for older adults is reduced when the irrelevant location information is conveyed by an accessory stimulus. Acta Psychologica, 19, 21-40.

Proctor, R. W., Vu, K.-P. L., & Pick, D. F.  (2005). Aging and response selection in spatial choice tasks.  Human Factors, 47, 250-270.

Pick, D.F., Wang, D.-Y. D., Proctor, R.W., & Patel., D.  (2005). Dead pedal and the perception of continuously variable transmission performance.  Transmission and Driveline Symposium 2005.  Society of Automotive Engineers:  Warrendale, PA.

Proctor, R. W., Wang, D.-Y. D., & Pick, D. F. (2004).  Stimulus-response compatibility with wheel-rotation responses: Will an incompatible response coding be used when a compatible coding is possible?  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 841-847.

Wang, D.-Y., Proctor, R. W., & Pick, D. F. (2003). Stimulus-response compatibility effects for warning signals and steering responses.  Proceedings of the 2nd International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Park City, Utah

Pick, D. F., Wang, D. -Y., & Proctor, R. W.  Evaluation of Sound Quality Measures for CVTs: Purdue Calumet Drive.  Ford Technical Report (July 7, 2003).

Wang, D.-Y, D., Proctor, R. W., & Pick, D. F. (2003). The Simon effect with wheel-rotation responses. Journal of Motor Behavior, 35, 261-273.

Pick, D. F., Wang, D. -Y., & Proctor, R. W.  Final Report: DPG CVT  Drive.  Ford Technical Report (February 17, 2003).

Proctor, R. W., & Pick, D. F. (2003).  Display-control arrangement correspondence and logical recoding in the Hedge and Marsh reversal of the Simon effect.  Acta Psychologica, 112, 259-278.

Pick, D. F., Wang, D. -Y., & Proctor, R. W.  Post-hoc analysis of CVT clinic summary data. Ford Technical Report (December 4, 2002).

Wang, D. -Y., Pick, D. F., & Proctor, R. W.  (2001).  Performance on Cue Recognition and Evasive Action Skills as predictors of effective driving in college-age drivers. Proceedings of the 1st International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design.  Aspen, CO. pp. 98-102.

Vu, K.-P. L., Proctor, R. W., & Pick, D. F. (2000). Vertical versus horizontal compatibility: Right-left prevalence with bimanual keypresses. Psychological Research, 64, 25-40.

Proctor, R.W.  & Pick, D.F. (1999).  Deconstructing Marilyn:  Robust effects of face contexts on stimulus-response compatibility.  Memory & Cognition, 27, 986-995.

Pick, D.F., & Proctor, R.W. (1999).  Age differences in the effects of irrelevant location information.  In M.W. Scerbo & M. Mouloua (Eds.), Automation Technology and Human Performance:  Current Research and Trends. Mahwah, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Proctor, R.W., & Pick, D.F. (1998). Lateralized warning tones produce typical irrelevant-location effects on choice reactions.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, 124-129.

Proctor, R.W., Wang, D.Y., & Pick, D.F.  (1998).  Empirical evaluation of the SYNWORK1 multiple task work environment. Behavior Research Methods, Instrumentation, and Computers, 30, 287-305.

Pick, D.F., Lovell, G.M., Brown, S., & Dail, D.  (1994).  Equine color perception revisited.  Journal of Applied Animal Behavior, 42, 61-65.

Pick, D.F., & Pierce, K.A., (1993).  Theoretical parallels between the Wundt-Jastrow illusion and the Ponzo illusion.  Perceptual & Motor Skills, 76, 491-498.

Pick, D.F., & Pierce, K.A., (1992).  The magic of the Wundt-Jastrow illusion.  The Psychology Teacher Network, 2, 9-11.

Pick, D.F., Sweeney, J., & Clay, J.A.  (1991) The von Restorff effect in advertising.  Psychological Reports, 69, 923-926.

Pick, D.F., Hoyle, P., & Baker, E.  (1991).  Possible determinants of spelling performance at a chalkboard.  Perceptual & Motor Skills, 72, 1287-1292.

Pick, D.F., Hurford, D.P., Bair, R.C., & Goepfert, G.L.  (1990).  Butterfat content by volume as a possible predictor of taste preference for ice cream.  Perceptual & Motor Skills, 70, 639-642.

Kirby, R.H., Pick, D.F., & Riddick, M.S.  (1976).  Discrimination between heavy water and deionized water using gustation v. olfaction in humans. Physiological Psychology, 4, 102-104.


Conference Presentations

Pick, D.F. and Kruger, K., Heuristics and complex decisions in man and horses. (March, 2012). 2nd International Equine Science Meeting, Regensburg, Germany.

Pick, D.F. (2011, January). Reducing Textbook Costs, Participant Idea Exchange Round Table discussion conducted at the 33th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL