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David Kearns Professor Psychology

PhD, psychology, American University MA, psychology, American University BA, psychology/philosophy, Rutgers University

Research interests: Learning, behavior, addiction. Recent publications: Kim, J. S., Gunawan, T., Tripoli, C. S., Silberberg, A., Kearns, D. N. (2018). The effect of economy type on demand and preference for cocaine and saccharin in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, in press. Schwartz, L. P., Kim, J. S., Silberberg, A., & Kearns, D. N. (2017). Heroin and saccharin demand and preference in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 178, 87-93. Kearns, D. N., Kim, J. S., Tunstall, B. J., & Silberberg, A. (2017). Essential Values of Cocaine and Non-Drug Alternatives Predict the Choice Between Them. Addiction Biology, 22, 1501-1504. Weiss, S.J., & Kearns, D. N. (2016). Cocaine cues retain silent traces of an excitatory history after conversion into conditioned inhibitors: 'the ghost in the addict'. Behavioural Pharmacology, 27, 293-300. Tunstall, B. J., & Kearns, D. N. (2015). Sign-tracking predicts increased choice of cocaine over food in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 281, 222-228.
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Spring 2021

  • PSYC-200 Behavior Principles

  • PSYC-625 Conditioning and Learning

Fall 2021

  • PSYC-200 Behavior Principles

  • PSYC-240 Drugs and Behavior