Patrick Rich is an assistant professor of psychology. His research focuses on how our memories change when we encounter new information or experiences, with a particular emphasis on real-world applications. His recent work investigates how to correct inaccurate knowledge. Specifically, he has explored why initially learned information can be difficult to correct and has worked to identify more effective techniques for correcting mistaken information. His early research focused on how people can form false memories of events they have witnessed. His work has been featured in publications like the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition and the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition


  • B.A., Psychology and Computer Science, Grinnell College  
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Focus: Cognitive Psychology), Kent State University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Introduction to Statistics 
  • Human Memory 


Assistant Professor of Psychology