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Mauricio R. Papini
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
Texas Christian University
Box 298920
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Tel. 817-257-6084
email:m.papini@tcu.edu

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"Comparative Psychology:
Evolution and Development of Behavior"
(Second Edition, 2008).




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First edition, 2002.

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Japanese, 2005.

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Spanish, 2009.


"Comparative Psychology: Evolution and Development of Behavior"
Chapter figures [modifiable PPTX files].

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Associative and Emotional Modulation of Behavior

I am interested in the comparative neuroscience of anxiety and frustration in situations involving surprising reward loss. Surprising reward loss is a source of emotional modulation that can lead to behavioral suppression, drive induction, changes in agonistic behavior, release of stress hormones, modulation of pain sensitivity, and consumption of substances with addictive potential. Some of the mechanisms underlying adjustment to unexpected reward loss are hypothesized to be unique to mammals. Comparative research indicates that the type of adjustment observed in relatively more conservative vertebrates is purely cognitive, lacking the emotional tone commonly observed in analogous experiments with mammals. The goal of this research is to contribute to a better understanding of the evolution of learning mechanisms, the interface between learning and emotion, and the neurobehavioral basis of anxiety disorders.

Current Research Lines

*Neural circuitry underlying reward loss.
*Coping with reward loss via emotional self-medication.
*Effects of reward downshifts/upshifts on consummatory and choice behavior.
*Rewarding properties of high alcohol concentrations.

Prospective graduate students ~ PhD Program in Experimental Psychology

Stipends are available on a competitive basis, for up to 5 years of funding.
Next application cycle: January, 2019 (to start in August, 2019).
email: m.papini@tcu.edu
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Behavioral studies

Conrad, S. E., & Papini, M. R. (2018). Reward shifts in forced-choice and free-choice autoshaping with rats. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 44, 422-440.
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Glueck, A. C., Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2018). Transfer between anticipatory and consummatory tasks involving reward loss. Learning & Motivation, 63, 105-125.
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Donaire, R., Conrad, S. E., Thompson, J. B., Papini, M. R., & Torres, C. (2018). Augmented voluntary consumption of ethanol induced by reward downshift increases locomotor activity of male Wistar rats in the elevated plus maze. Behavioural Processes, 150, 59-65.
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Rick, P., Donaire, R., Papini, M. R., Torres, C., & Pellon, R. (2018). Can surprising nonreward and adjunctive behavior influence each other? Animal Behavior & Cognition, 5, 139-153.
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De la Casa, L. G., Mena, A., Ruiz-Salas, J. C., Quintero, E., & Papini, M. R. (2018). Reward devaluation disrupts latent inhibition in fear conditioning. Learning & Behavior, 46, 49-59.
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Jimenez-Garcia, A. M., Ruiz-Leyva, L., Cendan, C. M., Torres, C., Papini, M. R., & Moron, I. (2016). Hypoalgesia induced by reward devaluation in rats. PLoS One, 11, 1-15.
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Annicchiarico, I., Glueck, A. C., Cuenya, L., Kawasaki, K., Conrad, S. E., & Papini, M. R. (2016). Complex effects of reward upshift on consummatory behavior. Behavioural Processes, 129, 54-67.
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Cuenya, L., Annicchiarico, I., Serafini, M., Glueck, A. C., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2015). Effects of shifts in food deprivation on consummatory successive negative contrast. Learning & Motivation, 52, 11-21.
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Cuenya, L., Sabariego, M., Donaire, R., Fernandez-Teruel, A., Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2015). Transfer across reward devaluation tasks in inbred Roman rat strains. Learning & Motivation, 52, 22-31.
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Manzo, L., Gomez, M. J., Callejas-Aguilera, J. E., Fernandez-Teruel, A., Papini, M. R., & Torres, C. (2015). Partial reinforcement reduces vulnerability to anti-anxiety self-medication during appetitive extinction. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 28, 1-8.
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Manzo, L., Donaire, R., Sabariego, M., Papini, M. R., & Torres, C. (2015). Anti-anxiety self-medication in rats: Oral consumption of chlordiazepoxide and ethanol after reward devaluation. Behavioural Brain Research, 278, 90-97.
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Papini, S., Galatzer-Levy, I. R., & Papini, M. R. (2014). Identifying profiles of recovery from reward devaluation in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 275, 212-218.
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Manzo, L., Gomez, M. J., Callejas-Aguilera, J. E., Fernandez-Teruel, A., Papini, M. R., & Torres, C. (2014). Anti-anxiety self-medication induced by incentive loss in rats. Physiology & Behavior, 123, 86-92.
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Ortega, L.A., Prado-Rivera, M.A., Cardenas-Poveda, D. C., McLinden, K.A., Glueck, A.C., Gutierrez, G., Lamprea, M.R., & Papini, M.R. (2013) Tests of the aversive summation hypothesis in rats: Effects of restraint stress on consummatory successive negative contrast and extinction in the Barnes maze. Learning and Motivation, 44, 159-173.
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Ortega, L. A., Daniel, A. M., Davis, J. B., Fuchs, P. N., & Papini, M. R. (2011). Peripheral pain enhances the effects of incentive downshifts. Learning and Motivation, 42, 203-209.
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Norris, J. N., Daniel, A. M., & Papini, M. R. (2008). Spontaneous recovery of consummatory behavior, but not of consummatory successive negative contrast. Learning and Motivation, 39, 296-312.
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Daniel, A. M., Wood, M., Pellegrini, S., Norris, J. N., & Papini, M. R. (2008). Can contextual cues control consummatory successive negative contrast? Learning and Motivation, 39, 146-162.
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Pellegrini, S., & Papini, M. R. (2007). Scaling relative incentive value in anticipatory behavior. Learning and Motivation, 38, 128-154.
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Papini, M. R., & Pellegrini, S. (2006). Scaling relative incentive value in consummatory behavior. Learning and Motivation, 37, 357-378.
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Bentosela, M., D´Ambros, M. A., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2006). Consummatory successive negative contrast in young and middle-aged rats. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 6, 291-300.
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Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2005). Consummatory successive negative contrast induces hypoalgesia. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 18, 255-262.
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Stout, S., Boughner, R. L., & Papini, M. R. (2003). Reexamining the frustration effect in rats: Aftereffects of surprising reinforcement and nonreinforcement. Learning and Motivation, 34, 437-456.
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Neurobehavioral studies

Donaire, R., Morón, I., Blanco, S., Villatoro, A., Gámiz, F., Papini, M. R., & Torres, C. (2019). Lateral habenula lesions disrupt appetitive extinction, but do not affect voluntary alcohol consumption. Neuroscience Letters, 703, 184-190.
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Kawasaki, K., Annicchiarico, I., Glueck, A. C., Moron, I., & Papini, M. R. (2017). Reward loss and the basolateral amygdala: A function in reward comparisons. Behavioural Brain Research, 331, 205-213.
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Torres, C., Glueck, A. C., Conrad, S. E., Moron, I., & Papini, M. R. (2016). Dorsomedial striatum lesions affect adjustment to reward uncertainty, but not to reward devaluation or omission. Neuroscience, 332, 13-25.
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Kawasaki, K., Glueck, A. C., Annicchiarico, I., & Papini, M. R. (2015). Function of the centromedial amygdala in reward devaluation and open-field activity. Neuroscience, 303, 73-81.
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Glueck, A. C., Dennis, T. S., Perrotti, L. I., Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2015). Brain expression of pCREB in rats exposed to consummatory successive negative contrast. Neuroscience Letters, 587, 93-97.
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Ortega, L. A., Glueck, A. C., & Papini, M. R. (2014). Anisomycin disrupts consummatory behavior after incentive downshift via conditioned taste aversion. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 14, 71-84.
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Ortega, L. A., Glueck, A. C., Daniel, A. M., Prado-Rivera, M. A., White, M. M., & Papini, M. R. (2013). Memory interfering effects of chlordiazepoxide on consummatory successive negative contrast. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 116, 96-106.
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Ortega, L. A., Glueck, A. C., Uhelski, M., Fuchs, P. N., & Papini, M. R. (2013). Role of the ventrolateral orbital cortex and medial prefrontal cortx in incentive downshift situations. Behavioural Brain Research, 244, 120-129.
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Justel, N., Ruetti, E., Bentosela, M., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2012). Effects of testosterone administration and gonadectomy on incentive downshift and open field activity in rats. Physiology & Behavior, 106, 657-663.
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Justel, N., Ruetti, E., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2012). Effects of pretraining treatment with testosterone on successive and anticipatory negative contrast. Physiology & Behavior, 105, 933-937.
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Ortega, L. A., Uhelski, M., Fuchs, P. N., & Papini, M. R. (2011). Impairment of recovery from incentive downshift after lesions of the anterior cingulate cortex: Emotional or cognitive deficits? Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 988-995.
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Norris, J. N., Ortega, L. A., & Papini, M. R. (2011). Posttrial D-cycloserine enhances the emotional memory of an incentive downshift event. Behavioural Brain Research, 223, 348-355.
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Norris, J. N., Perez-Acosta, A. M., Ortega, L. A., & Papini, M. R. (2009). Naloxone facilitates appetitive extinction and eliminates escape from frustration. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 94, 81-87.
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Daniel, A. M., Ortega, L. A., & Papini, M. R. (2009). Role of the opioid system in incentive downshift situations. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 92, 439-450.
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Ruetti, E., Justel, N., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2009). Posttrial corticosterone administration enhances the effects of incentive downshift: Exploring the boundaries of this effect. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 137-144.
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Wood, M., Norris, J. N., Daniel, A. M., & Papini, M. R. (2008). Trial-selective effects of U50,488H, a kappa-opioid receptor agonist, on consummatory successive negative contrast. Behavioural Brain Research, 193, 28-36.
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Kamenetzky, G. V., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2008). An analysis of the anxiolytic effects of ethanol on consummatory successive negative contrast. Advances in Latin American Psychology, 26, 135-144.
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Bentosela, M., Ruetti, E., Muzio, R. N., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2006). Administration of corticosterone after the first downshift trial enhances consummatory successive negative contrast. Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 371-376.
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Wood, M., Daniel, A. M., & Papini, M. R. (2005). Selective effects of the delta opioid receptor agonist DPDPE on consummatory successive negative contrast. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 446-454.
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Pellegrini, S., Wood, M., Daniel, A. M., & Papini, M. R. (2005). Opioid receptors modulate recovery from consummatory successive negative contrast. Behavioural Brain Research, 164, 239-249.
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Portavella, M., Torres, B., Salas, C., & Papini, M. R. (2004). Lesions of the medial pallium, but not of the lateral pallium, disrupt spaced-trial avoidance learning in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Neuroscience Letters, 362, 75-78.
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Thomas, B. L., & Papini, M. R. (2001). Adrenalectomy eliminates the extinction spike in autoshaping with rats. Physiology and Behavior, 62, 543-547.
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Comparative studies

Puddington, M. M., Daneri, M. R., Papini, M. R., & Muzio, R. N. (2016). Telencephalic neural activation following passive avoidance learning in a terrestrial TOAD. Behavioural Brain Research, 315, 75-82.
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Puddington, M. M., Papini, M. R., & Muzio, R. N. (2013). Vulnerability of long-term memory to temporal delays in AMPHIBIANS. Behavioural Processes, 99, 7-11.
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Buriticá, J., Ortega, L. A., Papini, M. R., & Gutiérrez, G. (2013). Extinction of food-reinforced instrumental behavior in Japanese QUAIL (Coturnix japonica). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127, 33-39.
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Muzio, R. N., Pistone-Creydt, V., Iurman, M., Rinaldi, M. A., Sirani, B., & Papini, M. R. (2011). Incentive or habit learning in AMPHIBIANS? PLoS One, 6, 1-12.
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Bentosela, M., Jakovcevic, A., Elgier, A. M., Mustaca, A. E., & Papini, M. R. (2009). Incentive contrast in domestic DOGS (Canis familiaris). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123, 125-130.
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Pellegrini, S., Lopez-Seal, F., & Papini, M. R. (2008). Scaling relative incentive value: Different adjustments to incentive downshift in PIGEONS and RATS. Behavioural Processes, 79, 182-188.
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Daneri, M. F., Papini, M. R., & Muzio, R. N. (2007). TOADS learn to anticipate and avoid hyperosmotic saline solutions. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121, 419-427.
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Muzio, R. N., Ruetti, E., & Papini, M. R. (2006). Determinants of extinction in terrestrial TOADS (Bufo arenarum). Learning & Motivation, 37, 346-356.
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Papini, M. R., Thomas, B. L., & McVicar, D. G. (2002). Between-subject PREE and within-subject reversed PREE in spaced-trial extinction with PIGEONS. Learning and Motivation, 33, 485-509.
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Mustaca, A. E., Bentosela, M., & Papini, M. R. (2000). Consummatory successive negative contrast in MICE. Learning and Motivation, 31, 272-282.
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Papini, M. R. (1997). Role of reinforcement in spaced-trial operant learning in PIGEONS. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 111, 275-285.
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Ishida, M., & Papini, M. R. (1997). Massed-trial overtraining effects on extinction and reversal performance in TURTLES (Geoclemys reevesii). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 50B, 1-16.
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Papini, M. R., Mustaca, A. E., & Bitterman, M. E. (1988). Successive negative contrast in the consummatory behavior of DIDELPHID MARSUPIALS. Animal Learning and Behavior, 16, 53-57.
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Reviews

Papini, M. R., Penagos-Corzo, J. C., & Pérez-Acosta, A. M. (2019). Avian emotions: Comparative perspectives on fear and frustration. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2707.
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Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2017). Incentive relativity. In J. Vonk & T. K. Schackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia or animal cognition and behavior. New York: Springer.
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Ortega, L. A., Solano, J. L., Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2017). Reward loss and addiction: Opportunities for cross-pollination. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior, 154, 39-52.
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Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2016). Emotional self-medication and addiction. In V. R. Preedy (Ed.), Neuropathology of drug addiction and substance misuse, Vol. 1 (pp. 71-81). New York: Elsevier.
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Papini, M. R., Fuchs, P. N., & Torres, C. (2015). Behavioral neuroscience of psychological pain. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 48, 53-69.
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Papini, M. R. (2014). Diversity of adjustments to reward downshift in vertebrates. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27, 420-445.
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Papini, M. R., & Ortega, L. A. (2011). Endogenous opioids, opioid receptors, and incentive processes. In V. R. Preedy, R. R. Watson, & C. R. Martin (Eds.), Handbook of behavior, food, and nutrition (pp. 1011-1019). New York: Springer.
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Papini, M. R. (2009). Role of opioid receptors in incentive contrast. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 22, 170-187.
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Papini, M. R. (2006). Role of surprising nonreward in associative learning. Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 56, 35-54.
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Papini, M. R., Wood, M., Daniel, A. M., & Norris, J. N. (2006). Reward loss as psychological pain. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 6, 189-213.
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Papini, M. R. (2003). Comparative psychology of surprising nonreward. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 62, 83-95.
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Papini, M. R. (2002). Pattern and process in the evolution of learning. Psychological Review, 109,186-201.
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Papini, M. R., & Dudley, R. T. (1997). Consequences of surprising reward omissions. Review of General Psychology, 1, 175-197.
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Papini Lab

Current graduate students:
Shannon Conrad
Joanna Thompson
Sara Guarino

PhDs from the TCU lab and their first position after graduation:
Amanda C. Glueck (2015; researcher, Naval Medical Research Center, MD)
Leonardo A. Ortega (2011; postdoctoral fellow at Temple University, PA)
Jacob N. Norris (2009; Naval LT Navy Medical Service Corp, Naval Health Research Center, CA)
Alan M. Daniel (2008; postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University, NJ)
Michael D. Wood (2006; CPT Army Medical Service Corps, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, MD)
Robert L. Boughner (2003; assistant professor at Rogers State University, OK)
Steven C. Stout (2001; postdoctoral fellow at Binghamton University, NY)
Brian L. Thomas (2001; postdoctoral fellow at University of Massachussetts-Amherst, MA)
R. Thomas Dudley (1994; assistant professor at Tarleton State University, TX)

Curriculum Vitae

Fulbright Scholar (University of Jaen, Spain), 2015.
President, American Psychological Association, Division 6 (Society for Behavioral Neuroscience & Comparative Psychology), 2011-2012.
President, International Society for Comparative Psychology, 2008-2010.
Editor, International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2000-2005.
Associate Editor, Learning and Motivation, since 2001.

Complete CV [PDF file]

Courses

30433-Experimental Psychology: Motivation
30473-Comparative Psychology
60553-Conditioning and Learning

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