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David Kearns

Associate Professor Department of Psychology

Research interests:

animal models of drug abuse and addiction treatment; the effects of drug cues on behavior; conditioning and learning; extinction; theories of learning; animal models of gambling.

Recent publications:
Kearns, D. N., Tunstall, B. J., & Weiss, S. J. (2012). Deepened extinction of cocaine cues.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, in press.

Kearns, D. N., Tunstall, B. J., Marks, K. M., Weiss, S. J. (2012). Extinction of goal-tracking also eliminates the conditioned reinforcing effects of an appetitive conditioned stimulus.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 135-138.

Kearns, D. N., & Weiss, S. J. (2012). Extinguished cocaine cues increase drug seeking when presented simultaneously with a non-extinguished cocaine cue.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 121, 140-147.

Kearns, D. N., Gomez-Serrano, M. A., & Tunstall, B. J. (2011). A review of preclinical research demonstrating that drug and non-drug reinforcers differentially affect behavior. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 4, 261-269.


Degrees

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

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Office
CAS - Psychology
Asbury - 330
Mondays and Thursdays 1:10-2:25 pm.
Contact Info
(202) 885-1711 (Office)

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